Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:53 UTC
Linux This is a problem I've been dealing with for a while now. I have a Lexmark printer which I've bought without checking for compatibility with Linux (I bought it when I was still using Windows), and as it turns out, this printer is not supported in Linux. I switched to Linux on my main desktop full-time late last year, so instead of to my desktop, I hooked this printer up to my bedroom Windows 7 media server/HTPC, and whenever I need to print, I just drop the file in question on this machine, and print form there. I need a better solution. Update: As it turns out, Lexmark has recently started releasing Linux drivers (good stuff). Still, the problem at hand stands, as there might still be other printers that suffer from the same problem.
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drivers
by neilwhi on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:13 UTC
neilwhi
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2010-06-10

Linux drivers appear to be available
http://support.lexmark.com/index?locale=en&userlocale=EN_US&product...

you could instead have a windows virtual machine on your Linux box

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RE: drivers
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:15 in reply to "drivers "
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Holy crap!

What in the name of.... They released this only a few months ago, I see. I have to admit that after checking every week between November and February I kind of stopped hoping. Nice stuff. Article still stands though: it's a problem others deal with too.

Trying out drivers...

EDIT: Nevermind. 32bit only. I'm on 64bit.

Edited 2010-06-10 13:18 UTC

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RE[2]: drivers
by kvarbanov on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:21 in reply to "RE: drivers "
kvarbanov Member since:
2008-06-16

Thom, if it doesn't work, here's how I've done it - KDE3 and some HP printer floating around - tried the drivers - didn't work, dumped them. I added a new printer device from the KDE menu, and I've simply chosen RAW TCP printer type - I just entered the IP and the port, and voila, it was running like a charm. HTH in case you need that.

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RE[2]: drivers
by woegjiub on Thu 10th Jun 2010 13:23 in reply to "RE: drivers "
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Here is how to install the 32bit drivers on a 64 bit system.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=lexmark_linux&nu...

Stupidly, even with the 32bit runtime, the package denies installation, so one merely needs to unpack it, and then run it.
It worked a treat with my X2650 in 10.04

Edited 2010-06-10 13:24 UTC

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