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Old 01-13-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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where can I obtain a driver for a Lexmark 4850 printer?


Having recently installed ubuntu I find I can't connect my Lexmark 4850 all in one printer as there are no Linux drivers included within the software disc. Does anyone know where I may be able to obtain one please?
 
Old 01-13-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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Things to try:
Lexmark website (I did a quick scan and did not find anything, but it is possible that a driver for another printer might work.)
Google search
Linuxprinting.org
Turboprint
Call Lexmark (nothing to lose)

One thing that caught my eye on Google is Lexmark offering a driver development kit. Promising....

The best for Linux support are HP and Epson. At one point, I perceived that Canon was the worst.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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pixellany thanks for your ideas I've tried all except contacting Lexmark direct. I'll post again if I get any success.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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One more thing you can do. Install Gutenprint or Gimpprint and try different Lexmark drivers, you may get lucky.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 05:43 PM   #5
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Have you ever checked out cups drivers? I remember cups+gimp printers can give you the lexmark 4076. You could try it out!
Or, you can try with a z600 driver. I have a z645 lex printer and it works very well, I've installed others printers with the same driver and it've worked, so, nothing to lose!

How to install lexmark z600 series on a linux-based system

http://www.slackbr.org/forum/viewtop...?f=201&t=13841

As soon as possible... I'll translate that into english.

Last edited by marciobarbalho; 01-13-2008 at 05:51 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 03:33 AM   #6
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Where Can I obtain a driver for a Lexmark 4850 printer

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Have you ever checked out cups drivers? I remember cups+gimp printers can give you the lexmark 4076. You could try it out!
Or, you can try with a z600 driver. I have a z645 lex printer and it works very well, I've installed others printers with the same driver and it've worked, so, nothing to lose!

How to install lexmark z600 series on a linux-based system

http://www.slackbr.org/forum/viewtop...?f=201&t=13841

As soon as possible... I'll translate that into english.
Reply : That site is in portuguese, you can can use google.com and select Translate htt:// option,
 
Old 05-17-2009, 04:41 AM   #7
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Well, it features in the 'paperweight' column of http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Lexmark, but with the note
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* User-contributed printer which is not in the Foomatic packages yet. The data ia not yet verified and/or proofread. The printer entry can be edited by everyone.
Try following that link and see wher you get. The suggestion seems to be that someone is working on it, so it may not be hopeless.
 
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Anyone notice this thread is almost 1.5 years old? Anyhow, with OP vanished into the ether, time to close....
 
  


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