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Reputation for being to difficult to use and set up 10 66.67%
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 10:25 PM   #61 (permalink)
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what does the
ls -l /dev/usb/lp0
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root@mepis1:/usr/lib/cups/backend# ls -l /dev/usb/lp0
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 2009-06-07 14:28 /dev/usb/lp0

Its odd. In konquer it shows the file but its Zero bytes

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Old 07. Jun 2009, 10:39 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Tony, what list??
Please provide info.

There are hardware compatibility list for
some distros (supported hardware),
have you looked at that.
Sorry too much morphine and getting ready for hospital got me confused



But we shall see when I get back if FreeBSD works as PC-PSD was a flop
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 10:42 PM   #63 (permalink)
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open this address in firefox
http://localhost:631/admin/

and let me know if you can find your printer.
If not you have to add it.

Hang in there
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Sorry too much morphine and getting ready for hospital got me confused



But we shall see when I get back if FreeBSD works as PC-PSD was a flop
Wow!!!
I now see your dilema

You are steadfast and persistent man,
hope everything goes well at the hospital
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http://localhost:631/admin/

and let me know if you can find your printer.
If not you have to add it.

Hang in there
I installed the printer using thez600 ppd and I got this error

/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertoz600 failed"
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was there a x1100 or x1185 option
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Old 07. Jun 2009, 11:23 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I fear the system does not understand
the newly installed driver.

If only Lexmark had made the appropriate
driver for their hardware, it would have been
automatically detected.

I'll be sure NOT to buy Lexmark products.

Sorry wdhpr,
for a minute there I thought we were going
to get it working.
You did some serious command line work
and successfully installed the driver,
it just didn't work.
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fear the system does not understand
the newly installed driver.

If only Lexmark had made the appropriate
driver for their hardware, it would have been
automatically detected.

I'll be sure NOT to buy Lexmark products.

Sorry wdhpr,
for a minute there I thought we were going
to get it working.
You did some serious command line work
and successfully installed the driver,
it just didn't work.
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Its all good

At least You proved I was doing the right things. It sure looked like success was within my grasp....lol
What may surprise you is I havent given up. there is still gutenprint. HAHA

Cheers
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wdhpr, I have to admit Lexmark is not a printer that I would buy. I have always had Epson, did have a Canon but o'boy was I spending on inks as I couldn't get cheap alterantives. Thats why I keep to Epson there is alwhttp://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...system-cis.htmays an alternative ink source
As my editorial proves. Its still going strong and I haven't used up the large box of inks I bought for 32, still tonnes left and I doubt it will be used up when my printer dies on me. Also it seems Epson have a good relationship with Linux.

Just out of curiosity, these companies are never very good to get hold off, but have you contacted Lexmark?

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wdhpr, I have to admit Lexmark is not a printer that I would buy. I have always had Epson, did have a Canon but o'boy was I spending on inks as I couldn't get cheap alterantives. Thats why I keep to Epson there is alwhttp://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...system-cis.htmays an alternative ink source
As my editorial proves. Its still going strong and I haven't used up the large box of inks I bought for 32, still tonnes left and I doubt it will be used up when my printer dies on me. Also it seems Epson have a good relationship with Linux.

Just out of curiosity, these companies are never very good to get hold off, but have you contacted Lexmark?

Tony
Hi Tony

The lexmark in question is a all in-one system It is about 5 years old. It has a scanner and color printer combination. It still works great. Ink cartridges run about 23 US dollars per cartridge, so about fifty bucks for both.

Linux systems seem to like HP printers the best. That is from the pages and pages of web pages I have read trying to fix my problem.......LOL
No I haven't contacted Lexmark yet, although many people have. Lexmarks response was to come out with a linux Z600 RPM package for red hat. Which in its self is a convoluted process to install on Debian based distro's which Mepis is one.

I may end up getting another printer because they are cheap. The companies make the real money selling the cartridges. I have tried the refill kits and its hit and miss for me. I haven't figured out the secret that makes them work well. I actually read your editorial on your ink source. It made me envious. stick it to the man HEHEHE
If I do get a new printer I will most certainly read that article again.

Well Tony good luck on your continued journey in the world of linux distro's. I read all of your post's. We all can learn from your endeavors so we don't have to go through the headaches ourselves.

Cheers
Wdhpr

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