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How to Install your Lexmark Inkjet Printer in Puppy
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 19:32    Post subject:  How to Install your Lexmark Inkjet Printer in Puppy  

Lexmark has stopped making inkjet printers. Here are links to an assortment of drivers for Puppy.

1. Some old X and Z series models are supported by the driver here. Try it if you have a printer from the X1100, X1200, Z600 or Z700 series. When you run CUPS, look under Lexmark for the Z600 printer.

2. For the Lexmark 2600 series or the Z2300, go here.

3. Look here for an open-source driver that also handles some old models.

4. If your model is from the 3600, 4600, 5600, 6600, 7600, 4900 or Z2400 series, go here.

5. A few Lexmark inkjet models have Postscript emulation. This means that you just need a PPD file instead of a full driver package. Read here.

6. The driver here supports the models in #4 plus the Pro200, Pro700, Pro800, Pro900, S300, S400, S500 and S600 series. It has been tested successfully on a Pro905 and an S608 with USB and WIFI connections. Both printing and scanning worked, but there are some caveats.

Printer

Ideally, CUPS will auto-detect your networked printer and assign a Connection URI based on its MAC address. For example:
Code:
lxhcp://ABCDE12345

But if CUPS does not detect the printer, there are some work-arounds.

a. Do a manual install using the AppSocket/JetDirect device and the printer's IP address. The Connection URI will look like
Code:
socket://aaa.bbb.cc.dd

b. Run the command
Code:
/usr/lib/cups/backend/lxhcp

This will show you the MAC version. Select AppSocket/JetDirect but paste in this URI instead of the socket version.

c. Apply the patch below. It may improve auto-detection.

Scanner

When you run Xsane or Peasyscan, there is a LONG pause before the scanner starts working.

There are reports that networked scanning fails with some models.
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theinfamousj

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Jan 2014, 20:25    Post subject:  

Thank you! This was very helpful!

I just installed a Lexmark P707 and this was the only post in all the first two pages of Google search results that worked.
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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 18:48    Post subject:  

I noticed the Lexmark 3500-4500 series is absent from this list. Is anyone aware of drivers that work for this one? It's a wireless, wi-fi connect with scanner. My exact model is X4530.

Thanks in advance for any help with this.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 06:09    Post subject:  

slavvo67 wrote:
I noticed the Lexmark 3500-4500 series is absent from this list. Is anyone aware of drivers that work for this one? It's a wireless, wi-fi connect with scanner. My exact model is X4530.

I cannot find any Linux drivers for this model.
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2014, 10:48    Post subject:  

Am I correct in my understanding that there's no Linux driver for the Lexmark x8350?
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jul 2014, 09:32    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
Am I correct in my understanding that there's no Linux driver for the Lexmark x8350?

Not that I could find.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jul 2014, 13:26    Post subject:  

...crap Sad

Oh well, guess that one's going back.

Thanks for looking!

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