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Linux and Lexmark printers

By jck ·
Lexmark, supposedly, has Linux-compatible setups. However, I recently had no luck with installing a Z810 color inkjet with the Mandrake Linux 10.1 OS. I tried everything I could find on the web and nothing worked.

Then, I took an HP 712C off of another machine and it went like a champ.

Has anyone else had problems getting Lexmark printers/devices to work with Linux?

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no not really

by theroyala In reply to Linux and Lexmark printer ...

printering is mostly dependant on the printer
language of the particular printer. and then you
just need the right ppd. hp sometimes requires a
socket but cups detects it when you have the
hpoj/hpijs/hlip installed well. i couldnt print
on a photosmart but now i can. even postscript
printers wont work with out the right postscript
ppd as in the case of the samsung color laser
printer. i heard that you can cabextract those
lexmarks from the windows drivers file and use
them.

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Not really...

by RayJeff In reply to Linux and Lexmark printer ...

In the earlier versions of Mandrake and RedHat, I had a problem because my printer wasn't listed, Lemark Z32. So I had to subsititue another Lexmark printer. This was usually more successful with the RedHat.

Now, I have RedHat Enterprise WS and it's worked just fine.

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