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Old 03-02-2004, 03:30 PM   #1
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Angry I need Lexmark drivers for my Debian

I recently started using Linux; I have both Redhat Enterprise Workstation and Debian. Unfortunately, the printer I have is a Lexmark Z22. It prints ok in Redhat (needs to be tweaked, prints a little erratic), but I can't find any drivers for the Debian. Anyone have any suggestions? I tried calling Lexmark, but they ran me around through their answering service hell until I got tired of pushing buttons and hung up. Never talked to anyone. Does Foomatic include drivers? I like Debian, but I'm a college student, and if I can't print, I'm out of luck. Is it possible to copy the drivers from Redhat to Debian?
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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the foomatic kit ( works with the lexmark drivers (

download those, and to install:

Before begining run
#apt-get install cupsys cupsys-bsd cupsys-client foomatic-bin alien

#tar -zxf z32_eng_us-1.0-5.tgz
#cd rpm/z32/english_US
#alien lexmarkz22-z32-1.0-5.i386.rpm
#dpkg -i lexmarkz22-z32_1.0-6_i386.deb
#cd ~
#tar -zxf lexmark-foomatic-kit.tar.gz
#cd lexmark-foomatic-kit
#sh ./install



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