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Old 07-27-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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Lexmark X1195 printer installs but doesn't print.


I'm new to this forum, as well as linux and suse.

Recently installed suse 10.1 (kernel = on an AMD XP2000+/256MB machine. Installed my lexmark X1195 USB printer with no problems, as X1100 type (only relevant driver offered). But it does not print. When a job is sent to the printer, it makes a noise like it is about to feed a sheet into the printer, but no sheet is fed, and no printing happens. If there is already a sheet, that sheet is cleared, but no printing happens.

I found a website saying that X1195 is known good for linux, but only under udev, and I don't even know what that is. Further checking informed me that going over to udev "is actually quite easy. Unless you've never compiled a kernel before....". Omigod. I confess - I've never compiled a single kernel before!

Is there not a better way to try to get this type of printer working?

regards...... andrew.
Old 07-28-2006, 08:53 PM   #2
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Following is the pci devices listing. Sorry for not putting that up in the first place. I note that my USB controller is only 1.1. I've read at another website that this Lexmark multifunction x1195 requires USB 2.0 to work properly. I wonder if anyone can confirm whether this is true? And, if so, is that meant to apply to the scanner alone, or to the whole printer/scanner?

andrew@linux-burw:~> /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] System Controller (rev 14)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P] AGP Bridge
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 40)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1a)
00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 40)
00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by aal; 07-28-2006 at 08:54 PM.


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