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Old 06-12-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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printer wont PU with mepis...

Hi My name is bruce and I am very new to linux. I DL'd ubuntu,which I liked but couldn't get an ati 9250 driver to work.. then I tried debian and I guess I must have DL'ed the wrong one cuase when I booted it brought me to a prompton to simplymepis. I really like the way the K desk top is set up.... finally something that makes a little sence... I got one problem I really cant find a work around... I have a lexmark optra e+. I got the linux driver which worked using ubuntu but doesnt work in mepis... it finds it buit when I go to print it says it sent the page but it doesnt make my data light go... no print... I am frustrated but dont want to give up . I wanna ditch XP or windows altogether but I really need to be able to print my doc's. if anyone who is reading this can offer any suggestions I would be greatful... Also I was wondering if there were any suggestions in reguards to which version of linux I should get...
Thanks in advance.... Bruce
Old 06-12-2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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1) An "idiots" guide which is based on Simplymepis is "Point and Click Linux!" by Robin "Roblimo" Miller.

Click on the "K-Gear" icon on the extreme left of you panel
Click on "Print System" about 6 entries up
Click on "Add Printer"
This brings up the "Add Printer Wizard"

NB Printing from the LiveCD as opposed to an installation to the Hard Disk probably won't work.

(Paper size in set as "Letter" here in the UK this has to be changed to A4)

2) You don't indicate which version of Ubuntu you downloaded - breezy or dapper. One of the first things to do is install EITHER Automatix or Easyubuntu. These are scripts which download a bunch of useful stuff. For dapper I recommend this includes instructions about setting up an ATI card.

The Ubuntu Forum at
is a very busy and friendly place to go.
Old 06-13-2006, 02:54 AM   #3
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the version of linux I was using that I was having the trouble with was mepis. I need to get a ghost writer and install it to be able to use it.... I am not that skilled in commands.... like I said I have beena windows geek from the start but I would like to get away from that.... I installed another version which for now is really kewl Not allot of work transposing things... and all my stuff seems to be working well. so for now I thank you and I thank you for your reply...


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