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Old 08-18-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
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Drivers: modem and printer


We have just installed Red Hat in our new computer. We have a USR modem and Lexmark printer, but have not been successful in obtaining drivers and, thus, neither work. Is there a handy source to overcome these difficulties.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 09:24 PM   #2
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They both can work.
Google them or give some more info about both the printer(+scanner?) and modem.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:38 PM   #3
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The printer is a Lexmark X2250 USB printer.

The modem is a US Robotics 56K V.92 Internal Faxmodem.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:05 PM   #4
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You might try looking at http://www.linuxprinting.org but a quick glance looks a bit grim. Possibly your printer has support elsewhere though.

As for modems. Well try google. External modems are the best bet (though expensive).

Good luck.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 02:35 AM   #5
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I have learned, being a newbie, that External modems are the best. I ended up, after two days of trying to figure out my internal (which is supposedly compatiable-- IF you have access to the drivers, or know how to build modules, and such) , purchasing a Zoom External Serial Modem, and had it up and going within a few minutes! ( Cost $60.00 @Staples. )
The printer situation- have had a little experience with that as well, if you can find out what type of driver your printer uses, you may be able to substitue from the available list. I had to subsitute a HP deskjet 3320 (hpijs) for my HP deskjet 3520 (hpijs), and adjust the dpi, I do not know if it will work for lexmarks or not.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:53 AM   #6
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You might try here for a driver...cant say that it will enable all functions of the modem or even work....

http://www.usr.com/support/product-t...asp?prod=5610a
 
  


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