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Old 08-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Lexmark Z1480 Printer


Hi guys

Does anyone know any way I can get a Lexmark Z1480 printer working in Linux, I'm running peppermint 4

Any help would be much appreciated




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Old 08-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Lightbulb You need the Linux software for it..

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Hi guys

Does anyone know any way I can get a Lexmark Z1480 printer working in Linux, I'm running peppermint 4

Any help would be much appreciated




Graeme
You need the Linux software for it, go here:
http://support.lexmark.com/index?loc...rompage=null#1

And select your operating system from the box, in your case select "linux/unix".

Hope all goes well.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi PECONET009

Thanks for your reply but I've already been there and although it allows you to select Linux as the OS it doesn't offer any version of Linux and downloads the Mac driver
 
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Lexmark gets failing marks when it comes to linux support. Your printer isn't on the list and nothing comes up when trying to search the web.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hi michaelk

Thanks for your reply

I kinda thought that was the case I searched as well and couldn't find anything was hoping someone knew something I didn't, looks like this printer's just a door stop




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Old 08-19-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Lightbulb Linux support..

Here is a list that it should support:

http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=content&id=OS4

Also have you got "cups" running on your system?

Go into the printer settings on your system and just install from there, even the default drivers in cups should make your printer work.

Post back on here to see if we can help you more.

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Old 08-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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Hi PECONET

Thanks for your help

I have cups installed and I've tried to install from my printer settings but there is no Z1480 driver listed I've tried all the Z class drivers that are listed and many more including generic drivers I've even tried Dell drivers (which I believe are just repackaged Lexmarks) and nothing will spring this thing into life, I've checked all over the internet and although I've read of many people trying to install this printer I've came across no one who has managed to do it


Many thanks


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Lightbulb Time to buy a new printer..

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Hi PECONET

Thanks for your help

I have cups installed and I've tried to install from my printer settings but there is no Z1480 driver listed I've tried all the Z class drivers that are listed and many more including generic drivers I've even tried Dell drivers (which I believe are just repackaged Lexmarks) and nothing will spring this thing into life, I've checked all over the internet and although I've read of many people trying to install this printer I've came across no one who has managed to do it


Many thanks


Graeme
Time to get a new printer, a bit more modern than the one you have.
Check in the CUPS list to find the good printer(s) (or the one you need) knowing that when you have bought it, it will work.
 
Old 08-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #9
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Time to get a new printer, a bit more modern than the one you have.
Check in the CUPS list to find the good printer(s) (or the one you need) knowing that when you have bought it, it will work.
Yeah you're right, normally I wouldn't touch any Lexmark printer but I saw it at a boot sale and bought it for 3, I knew I was taking a risk but you win some you lose some


Anyway many thanks for your help




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Lightbulb The canon I have is Pixma ip4850..

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Yeah you're right, normally I wouldn't touch any Lexmark printer but I saw it at a boot sale and bought it for 3, I knew I was taking a risk but you win some you lose some


Anyway many thanks for your help




Graeme
I do not know how much this printer (PIXMA iP4850) is in Scotland where you are, but I have bought this printer myself from brand new (it did not cost a lot either) and it works perfectly with any linux system once you have set it up. If you do go and get this printer you might want to consider a CISS (Continuous Ink Supply System) of which I have also, it has saved me quite a few hundred euros over the years I have been using it. The CISS is a bit messy to set up at first, but once it is set up it pays for itself many times over. But you can select your printer from them (CISS) also if you need to.
CISS:
http://cissmarket.com/

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