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Old 04-07-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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How do I set up my Lexmark printer to print in Kubuntu?


I need HELP really bad to set up printing capabilities in the
Kubuntu Linux OS. Right now, I can't print anything or find out
how to go about installing what I need in order to print. I've already
downloaded the Lexmark files onto Kubuntu, but I don't what to do

This is my first time EVER trying to run a Linux-based OS as my
computer crashed a week ago so now I'm stuck with Linux until I can
figure out how to do a clean 'reboot' of my Windows XP.

Anyway, I need step-by-step instructions on how to setup my Lexmark
printer in Kubuntu so that I can print again.

Also, I need step-by-step instructions on how to properly configure
Kmail. Right now, I keep getting the 'dreaded' 'no host
localhost' message every time I try to send or receive e-mail using
Kmail. I would also like to know how to delete my identity in Kmail
and start all over again, as I can't seem to get the 'Network' window
to show up. I think the Network name is required in order for Kmail
to work, but I'm not sure.

And finally, if someone can tell me how to make a DOS boot floppy
disk so that I can 'format' my hard drive and be able to do a fresh
reinstall of Windows XP. I already have a Live CD for the Kubuntu
OS, so will still tinker with it, but I'm still used to Windows, and
unfortunately, my ADSL service provider doesn't offer e-mail support
using ANY Linux based OS at this time. Thanks a lot everyone!
Old 04-07-2008, 12:32 PM   #2
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Which Lexmark printer???

Have a look at
Old 05-07-2008, 05:08 AM   #3
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stuck with linux

possibly you could reinstall linux. if your printer is plugged in and turned on it will semi-automatically install on Kubuntu.If not then look towards the admin. choices and printer. I've yet to find a printer that will not work under 'cups'.The exact operation will vary on which version of linux you have but cups is relatively easy to find. Happy hunting.



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