Using Lexmark X6170 with FC1

Graeme Willox graemewillox at
Sat Dec 6 05:37:21 UTC 2003

I have a Lexmark X6170 multi-function centre, which I currently run 
under Windows XP.  It is a scanner/printer/fax which connects to my PC 
via a USB cable.  Lexmark have advised me that they have no plans to 
develop Linux drivers for this machine and pointed me in the direction 
of the Linux Printer Driver Developer Kit.

I don't want anyone to do any work for me.  I just have a query, as 
Linux is brand new to me, and the printer is the first USB device I've 
owned, other than my Palm organiser cradle.

Does it sound feasible that a driver could be produced using this 
"kit"?  I don't really know how having a printer and scanner connected 
via one USB cable actually works.  It's all still magic smoke stuff to 
me.  Ideally, I'd like to have the scanner function work too, but for 
the time being, I'd settle for being able to print from Linux.


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