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Old 07-03-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Lexmark X75 + CUPS help

I cannot get my Lexmark X75 printer working on SUSE 9.1 I did some research and found out that it will work with the Z42 driver. Therefore, I downloaded the drv_z42 program. I can compile the actually program fine, but don't know what to do with it. It seems that I need to use the z42tools program, that is included. However, when I try to configure that with the configure script, I get the following error:

checking for pkg-config... no
checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** A new enough version of pkg-config was not found.
configure: error: Cannot find GTK: Is gtk-config in path?
I do have GTK2 installed, by the way. Since I didn't know how to fix this problem, I moved on and tried to simply configure the printer using the CUPS web-based program. I logged into the localhost:631 and went to Add a Printer. I then picked the Lexmark Z42 driver, and then picked the USB Printer #1. Unfortunately,when I went to print a test page, nothing happened with my printer, and nothing printed.

I would greatly appreciate any input that assists me in fixing one of these problems. Thanks infinitely in advance,

Old 07-03-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2004, 08:45 AM   #3
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OK, now I can get my printer to print, but all that comes out is a bunch of lines. The desired output was a bunch of "Test" text strings. I created the post script file from Open and the cmyk file from gs with the command that website gives you. At least my printer starts doing somethin now, but it is still pretty useless.

EDIT: Nevermind. After compiling as a ghost script driver as detailed on that website as well, it works. Thanks.

Last edited by vivi0; 07-04-2004 at 09:25 AM.
Old 10-12-2004, 12:55 AM   #4
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Ok my problem is not having the printer detected i went to that i found from and i followed all the steps till the configuration with cups. I used yast (SuSE 9.1) and configured it to work with the driver (lxx74.ppd.gz). However when i go to test print is a nogo. When i log in http://localhost:631/ it shows my printer under there under printers, and it show the job but eventually it aborts. Im not sure what is going on here. I thought about removing the printer and readding it using http://localhost:631/ but when i do it ask for a password. I have tried root and "roots password". i have tried my login and pass, and other default password combos. But all is a nogo. However i can use yast w/ no problem to add and remove it. So why is it detected but when something is sent it sits for a while then just aborts? What the heck is going on with it? Hopefully some1 experienced this and knows what is up. Can any1 help me plz?

Last edited by digitalboi; 10-12-2004 at 12:57 AM.


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