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.... none of the Dell/Lexmark Multifunction/All-In-One printers
will work under Linux due to them being Host-based printers
(offloading processing to the OS, much like Winmodems), which
make them cheaper by not requiring a powerful processor in the
printer. Along with their use of proprietary print data streams,
that makes them difficult to support without official drivers,
which are Windows-only.
IBM has a technical description of the problem here: