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Old 08-18-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation SuSE 9.3 & Dell Printer

Hi there!

I am currently using SuSE Linux 9.3 Pro (newest edition via updates) and YaST2 tells me it has found a USB printer: Dell Photo Printer 720, which is correct. However, if I try to send test documents or real documents, it simply does not respond and hence it does not print a single pixel. Can anybody tell me whether this printer simply does not work under SuSE or what might be wrong. I find it very akward, that linux recognises my printer, but cannot do anything with it.

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-18-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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Well, I've gunzipped the document and then extracted it with tar -x in bash. Finally, I executed the shell script, but when I try to print something the printer does not respond. In OpenOffice's Writer (2.0 Novell Edition) I receive an error message: Error while printing.

Any solutions?

Old 08-24-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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I have the same opensuse9.3 pro and dell 720/lexmarkz615 . i surfed sites and found this guide which helped me:

i am not well versed in command line, i like running guis more but it worked for me.

i put the original downloaded tar z600 in /home/user/lexmark folder ('user' being a your local user folder, creating an additional 'lexmark' sub-folder)
i unzipped it then ran the shell execution command:

sh -keep -target tmp

i did get an error but i ignored it
i went into ./tmp and ran back to back shell execution commands:

rpm -ivh z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm --nodeps

when i installed suse9.3 it already saw the printer but i didnt have the proper driver (which btw answers your question why is the reason it sees it but cant print to it, the lack of a proper driver)

i went to Yast2 > Hardware > Printer
then at the bottom I 'CHANGE' the information to the already installed dell 720
i 'EDIT' the information; select the 'PRINTER MODEL' and 'EDIT'; then look under Lexmark for the Z600 Color Jet Printer

worked for me

btw, pauls site is in another language so i had to pick it apart to understand what to do
p.s. make sure the printer is manually turned on before you test print

Last edited by Metamorphousthe; 08-24-2005 at 03:42 PM.
Old 10-15-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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