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Old 03-27-2008, 12:17 AM   #1
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would a hardware print server make my printer compatable?


My printer isnt compatable with Ubuntu or linux at all and I've wanted to get a print server so I can put my printer in the room with my router anyway, so my question is will hooking up my printer to a print station make it compatable with ubuntu or will ubuntu still require some sort of driver? thanks
 
Old 03-27-2008, 05:50 AM   #2
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Using a print server does not change it's incompatibility. Yes, you will still need functional drivers. AFAIK
 
Old 03-27-2008, 08:12 AM   #3
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What is the brand and model of your printer, perhaps someone knows where to find a driver or a compatible driver.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:17 PM   #4
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offhand I htink it is a Lexmark X5470 but i cant be positive until tomorrow, i looked at their website and it looks like the one i have
 
Old 03-27-2008, 11:18 PM   #5
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Could use VMware Server and run Windows in the virtual machine. Then use only the virtual machine running Windows controlling and serving the printer. Probably this the best way because some Lexmark printers can be broken using the wrong drivers.
 
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Hello,

It seems that your printer is not Linux compatible (http://openprinting.org/show_printer...=Lexmark-x5470).

The only way you could make it work on your Ubuntu is by installing your Lexmark x5470 on a Mac OS X system, install the Lexmark drivers and then let the Mac OS X CUPS broadcast his installed printers. This is a lot of work to make a printer talk to your Ubuntu.

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Old 03-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #7
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The only way you could make it work on your Ubuntu is by installing your Lexmark x5470 on a Mac OS X system, install the Lexmark drivers and then let the Mac OS X CUPS broadcast his installed printers. This is a lot of work to make a printer talk to your Ubuntu.
thanks, i was hoping to do that but instead of OS X, use a print server but I guess thats not possible so thanks anyway
 
  


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