Lexmark Z33 Printer

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Jul 29 13:13:11 UTC 2006

On Saturday 29 July 2006 05:46, polk wrote:
>Because FC demands that CUPS be the default printing utility you will
>need to uninstall CUPS ignoring dependencies then build and install
>LPRng to use the RPM provided by Lexmark to print. I'm not sure if
>the Lexmark binaries will work with FC5, but do work with earlier
>versions. Do a google usenet groups search for lexmark z23 and fedora
>core. There also was a web page that described the installation of the
>lexmark drivers so a google serach my turn that up.
> Basically I now print any pages to .ps and use Ghostview to print
>the pages in Windows. Your only other option is look into buying a HP
>printer that will work with Linux more easily.

Or an epson if you need good color, hp's reds are still, after 10+ years, 
way too orange for my taste.  My old 4 color C82 is still doing excelent 
color prints.  And the stock epson inks for the C8x series are archival 
quality according to the propaganda.  That means on good paper, 100+ years 
of life for the image.

>On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 21:20 -0600, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>>     Has anyone had any luck with the driver for this printer?  If I try
>> to install it through the Control Center, I don't get very far because
>> this model isn't listed.  The list only goes up to Z32...  So I went to
>> Lexmark's website and they have a download for it though they say it's
>> for Linux Mandrake 7.0 (even though the previous link states RedHat.)
>>     I downloaded that, and ran the file.  It unpacks the rpm together
>> with some install scripts then runs the installer, which installs the
>> printer at /dev/usb/lp0 (that's where the printer is located on the usb
>> bus...)  However, towards the end of the installer, this error pops up:
>>     /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.39413: line 16: [: too many arguments while
>> executing "close $io"
>>     I can choose to continue or cancel the installation.  Cancelling
>> will simply quit.  Continuing seems to go just fine and I get the
>> cartridge alignment program.  However, when I get to print anything
>> (the cartridge alignment, or the test page), another message pops up:
>>         Error: lpr: The printer or class was not found.
>>     When I look in the stack trace, I see this:
>>         lpr: The printer or class was not found.
>>             while executing
>>         "exec lpr -P$printqueue $installpath/$testpagefile"
>>             invoked from within
>>         ".top21.can24.can27.but37 invoke"
>>             ("uplevel" body line 1)
>>             invoked from within
>>         "uplevel #0 [list $w invoke]"
>>             (procedure "tkButtonUp" line 7)
>>             invoked from within
>>         "tkButtonUp .top21.can24.can27.but37
>>         "
>>             (command bound to event)
>>     Now what?  When I look in /proc/bus/usb/devices, the relevant part
>> says:
>>         T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=02 Dev#=  3 Spd=12  MxCh=
>> 0 D:  Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs=  1 P: 
>> Vendor=043d ProdID=0021 Rev= 1.00
>>         S:  Manufacturer=Lexmark
>>         S:  Product=Inkjet color printer
>>         C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=c0 MxPwr=  4mA
>>         I:  If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=07(print) Sub=01 Prot=02
>> Driver=usblp E:  Ad=05(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  64 Ivl=0ms
>>         E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS=  16 Ivl=0ms
>>     So, I'm stuck.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get this
>> printer working?

Cheers, Gene
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