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Old 05-17-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Lexmark printer

I have 2 problems.

I'm running a dual boot system; Windows 98 & Mandrake 10.

I can't get my printer or scanner to be read in Linux.

The printer is a Lexmark Z 10.

The scanner is a Mustek EP 600 III.

Both work OK in Windows, I would like to get them to work In Linux/Mandrake, does anybody have any ideas?
Old 05-17-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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I bet they are both USB, right? You have to have USB support builtin the kernel and the USB service started.
Old 05-18-2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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Have you tried to look for the right drivers at : (for the printer) and (for the scanner)

Hope that helps
Old 05-19-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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No, unfortunately they are not usb. Both are Parellel port ? , but they are definately not usb.

I found a Lexmark printer driver, in the Linuxprinting page, now should I download that from Mandrake or will a Windows download work just as well. I'm new with Linux, and not willing to get bogged down anymore than I need to.

Thanks, Jack

p.s. The Mustek page didn't show my scanner ( as it's not usb). I have the drivers for both in Windows.

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