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Old 08-07-2003, 12:12 PM   #1
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Angry Trying to install printer drivers for lexmark Z23


I am really new to linux and am trying to install a printer driver for my lexmark Z23 Printer. I downloaded the driver from the lexmark web site. The file downloaded as a TAR.GZ. I tried the command tar -zxf xxxxTAR.GZ. when I executed it this message appeared.

gzip: stdin: Input/output error
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I have no idea what is going on.

My operating system is Mandrake 9.0.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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Maybe the file is corrupted or incompleted, you can check where it stop using tar -zvxf xxxxTAR.GZ
 
Old 08-08-2003, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks but that didn't seem to help evertime i try to download again and redoo the comand it comes up with the same error message. What command should I use to undo the tarball.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 01:02 PM   #4
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Well, I tried to download this driver from lexmark:

http://www.downloaddelivery.com/driv...56A87004A3578/$FILE/CJLZ33LE.TAR.GZ

After the download the file seens ok, using the same comand to extract.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 02:11 PM   #5
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What about using cups ?

turn on the server and try going to http://localhost:631/
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:37 PM   #6
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That is the same file that I had downloaded still same error. Tried using cups that didn't work either not too sure. Any other ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 08-08-2003, 09:41 PM   #7
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What happened when you used cups?

Did the self test page work with cups ?

Do you get errors in the messages log or any of the cups logs?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 10:38 PM   #8
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tar -xvzf xxxx.TAR.GZ
Quote:
The Linux driver also has an interdependancy on the ENSCRIPT utility.
http://people.ssh.fi/mtr/genscript/
 
Old 08-09-2003, 09:56 AM   #9
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CUPS had the printer there but the self test page didn't seem to do anything maybe I am using it wrong or something, not too sure.

As for the ENSCRIPT utility I downloaded the file on the web site you provided and the same message came up when trying to extract it with tar -xvzf xxxx.TAR.GZ.

gzip: stdin: Input/output error
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Thanks for the help so far I appreciate it.
any other ideas.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:04 AM   #10
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Sounds like you need to download the tar utility.
http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+...
 
Old 08-09-2003, 11:24 AM   #11
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Alright not sure what this package did but when I tried to install it using this
rpm -i tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk.x86_64.rpm

it came up with this message

error: failed dependencies:
ld-linux-x86-64.so.2()(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
libc.so.6()(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
libpthread.so.0()(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
librt.so.1()(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk
librt.so.1(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) is needed by tar-1.13.25-6.2mdk

I am assumeing i need to download and install all the packages that said were needed. Am I right to assume that?
Thanks for your help
 
Old 08-09-2003, 04:20 PM   #12
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http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+...
Try glibc(gnu c library) first.
 
  


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