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This gist is based on my personnal experience, I struggle a lot with this, and each step in every tutorial I read caused me troubles, so I decided to write this gist. Before starting, there are a few packages that you have to install. Check the custom drivers and instal them. Go to the Lexmark website and download the driver for the X printer. If you have a recent enough version of CUPS, you'll probably have troubles. We'll disable the CUPS version verification by doing this :.
Just remove them. They ensure that the CUPS version is correct, but it doesn't work and if your CUPS is up-to-date, it will still fail, preventing you from continuing the installation. However, be sure that your CUPS version is higher than 1. Continue the installation by running the script startupinstaller. At a certain point, it should fail saying failed to install what a great error message, right? In fact, there is a problem in the.
Now, in the current directory, you should have a file lexmark-inkjetdriver We'll edit this file. Copy the two other files of this gist to the current directory, and run the following :. The problem with this file is that the description is not on a single line.
As you may have seen, we installed the drivers for the Series, but I had a , so I have to correct it. Since those values are written in hexadecimal, I had to change D to B , but if your model isn't a X, you can find the hexadecimal value you want D to replace to by typing this in the terminal you are looking for the pid :.
If you have to change your pid because your printer isn't the , you can change the b and B in the three previous lines to match your pid, but be careful : you need to change the PID while keeping the case. Then click on Administration and Add printer. You'll need to identify yourself so CUPS can create new printers.
If everything went well, you should see your Lexmark in the Local printers. Click on it and then on Continue. Change the name of the printer and the description if you want to, and then, click on Continue. When the page is loaded, you'll have to select the model of your Lexmark. Choose Lexmark Series, 1. Set the default parameters you want, and finish the form by click on Set default options. Now, if you try to see the printer from a pdf you are trying to print, you may see problems such as Filter for printer has insecure permissions for a certain file.
I had problem with printdriver , but it can be something else, somewhere else. Here is what I had to do :. If your problem is not with printdriver , or in another directory, try to adapt those two lines, on ubuntuforums , a guy had to do this :. Normally, you should be ok with that. If you are on ArchLinux, you may still have problems with libncurses.
This is because on Arch, we have libncurses. A solution to this problem is to install the AUR's packages libncurses5-compat-libs and eventually, ncurses5-compat-libs. Feel free to comment if you still have problems. Honestly, I've been struggling for so long with this that I can't really remember if I didn't forget something in this tutorial.
I hope it helps people, even if this is a really old printer, and I'm not sure anyone is likely to use it nowadays. Skip to content.
Instantly share code, notes, and snippets. Code Revisions 8. Embed What would you like to do? Embed Embed this gist in your website. Share Copy sharable link for this gist. Learn more about clone URLs. Download ZIP. Installing the lexmark X printer on ArchLinux This gist is based on my personnal experience, I struggle a lot with this, and each step in every tutorial I read caused me troubles, so I decided to write this gist.
Links : The tutorial A guy showing a. Let's install this Go to the Lexmark website and download the driver for the X printer. Please install CUPS version 1. Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment.
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This article details the steps on how to create a Lexmark printer network port. Any end user experiencing any of the conditions or scenarios below:. A replacement printer will have a different unique MAC address. Every hardware device on the network has a unique MAC address. This value is essential to identifying the correct port. If the printer is identified, click on the identified printer to highlight it and click Close. Note: If the printer still does not appear after performing the steps above, click here to check the service status of the lx??
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This gist is based on my personnal experience, I struggle a lot with this, and each step in every tutorial I read caused me troubles, so I decided to write this gist. Before starting, there are a few packages that you have to install. Check the custom drivers and instal them. Go to the Lexmark website and download the driver for the X printer. If you have a recent enough version of CUPS, you'll probably have troubles.
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