[SOLVED] Is there a way to print on Linux?

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[SOLVED] Is there a way to print on Linux?

Postby computer noob on Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:34 am

I am still very new to Linux, and I have not been able to find a printer driver for Linux Mint 14. My printer is a Lexmark Z645, and I was wondering if it is even possible to print on that as of now. It is really annoying to have to print everything on my Windows machine, and any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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Lexmark printer installer script

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:18 pm

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Lexmark used to offer an installer for their inkjet machines; I understood they were to stop making the inkjet machines at some stage but here is a link for the installer

http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=c ... &locale=en

on this link, it looks like it comes down as lexmark_inkjet_09_driver_1.0_1.i386_ts.deb.sh.tar.gz

first: open a terminal: press three buttons CONTROL ALT and t ........... or go bottom left .......Menu.........and up to terminal;

then the commands (that you can copy and paste) would seem to be (if you don't mind me paraphrasing the lexmark guide...........)

cd Downloads


ls
.............that command just asks the terminal to LIST what is there so you can check the package is there ..............

tar -zxvf lexmark_inkjet_09_driver_1.0_1.i386_ts.deb.sh.tar.gz


sudo ./lexmark_inkjet_09_driver_1.0_1.i386_ts.deb.sh


then follow instructions......

.....let us know how it goes.....obviously if the file you download has a different set of numbers, you need to use that in the above commands
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Re: Is there a way to print on Linux?

Postby computer noob on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:24 pm

Thanks for the help! I managed to download the file and extract it, but when I tried intstalling it an error occured. I am not sure what to do about it. This is what my terminal said:

Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing nixstaller..............................................................................................
Collecting info for this system...
Operating system: linux
CPU Arch: x86_64
TRACKING IDENT = 140509
cpu speed = 2300 MHz
ram size = 3902.375 MB
hd avail = 250049 MB
dpkg: error processing lexmark-inkjet-09-driver-1.0-1.i386.deb (--install):
parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/control' near line 9 package 'lexmark-inkjet-09-driver':
blank line in value of field 'Description'
Errors were encountered while processing:
lexmark-inkjet-09-driver-1.0-1.i386.deb
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Re: Is there a way to print on Linux?

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:12 pm

blank line in value of field 'Description'


oh goodness; I had forgotten about this issue

there is a thread about this very topic on the forum

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=112649

you need a file without a blank line

go here http://www.mediafire.com/?yowom7gh6vg4fzl

and if you are willing to , download this file..............I can't believe anyone has put bad things in it...........it is just to help linux lexmark users; it should install ok

the long hand way is to follow this

http://archbird.blogspot.co.nz/ which is a tricky for a newcomer

let us know what you think
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doing some more reading, the first reference to the above file posted comes from here

http://askubuntu.com/questions/130516/h ... 75-printer

I think one has to believe this person is genuine and the package is bona fide
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Re: Is there a way to print on Linux?

Postby computer noob on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:46 pm

ok thanks! That was really helpful
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