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Need to get either my Lexmark Z640 or X4550 working in UNR

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    if lexmark dont provide drivers, i'd say you're pretty screwed.

    Printers usually have the worst driver support of any hardware.
     
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    They're both paperweights as far as my netbook is concerned when in windows.
    I'm trying to install the driver through wine, it doesn't show up in Open Office when I try to print something though. It's as if the printer doesn't exist.
     
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    I remember having seen information for my Dad's Lexmark printer when he had Linux installed for a while. I'll have a look, Lexmark has been developing drivers for Linux, but they're a PITA to find, and even harder to install properly.
    It was just as bad when I tried to find x64 compatible printer drivers, it's like most printer companies don't give a crap.
    Hell, I've just seen they have support for Apple's Airport Extreme, but I figure they should put more work into Linux drivers, than drivers for a little WiFi device...
     
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    Brother is the same (Windows/Mac, no Linux). I'm not certain that any printer manufacturer makes drivers for Linux.
     
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    Did you try the same method on ubuntu? It should work.
     
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    Try this,
    Go to system->administration->printing
    Click new, then select other
    here enter any URL,
    A list of available drivers should pop up
    Try Generic or there are some other lexmark printers, try one of them.
     
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    Cheers guys, I'll give them a try later. The link in 95Viper's post just directs me to a page requesting my location, I give it my location and it takes me to their normal driver support page for the UK, nothing about ubuntu or linux there.
     
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    Sorry 'bout dat. :ohwell:
    Here is some more install info:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=83456 and here is the LINUX driver you will need:http://www.nodevice.com/driver/Z605/get32515.html.

    For some reason(I have to investigate) I cannot link to the page, only the main website. :wtf:

    The driver you can try is for a number of Z6xx series printers, not specifically for the Z640, Lexmark has never made a Linux driver just for that printer, so you have to try to use the Z605 linux driver. You are going to have to play with it to get it to work, probably...(no comments about playing with, please.:)

    Sorry, but that seems to be all I got for now.

    Goodluck.:)
     
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    I just downloaded Lexmark drivers and there was no Linux drivers. :(

    Does Ubuntu forums have any help? Those guys know loads more than I could help with.
     
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    Cheers Viper.
    Mlee, I'm gonna register on there tonight but I need to go to school now so don't have time.
     

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