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Billybob
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:07 pm    Post subject: Lexmark Z600 Series Setup Reply with quote

I have a Lexmark Z605 printer(USB). There aren't any Z600 drivers on the linuxprinter.org site, so I had to search elsewhere. I eventually found that lexmark has a driver hidden deep within their website for my printer, but it's for RedHat 9. I tried it anyway, and after emerging the required libraries I ended up with:
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bash-2.05b# sh z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh
Verifying archive integrity...OK
Uncompressing Lexmark Printer Driver............
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

couldn't connect to display ":0.0"
bash-2.05b#

So yeah... :cry:
Does anyone know how I can get my printer working?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you by any chance trying to run this file as root? an easy way to get around it is using sudo instead (emerge sudo) as a normal user...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, of course I'm doing it as root. The script requires that I'm root. What exactly would sudo do for me?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, I got it to run, but I got some error during install, and ...well a bunch of errors during re-isntall..and...and well, I just don't think install works right ;) It looks like I have a Z600.ppd file now though, so...well I'll keep trying stuff now that I have a ppd file.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok... the ppd file should get it working...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up on it. I'm gonna wait a year or two so that the printer is better supported. Yes, I did get a ppd file, but all cups was saying was that the media tray was empty, so clearly the driver was broken.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone please post a link to your copy of z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh (or better, just the PPD file?) I can't get this POS installer to pass it's own checksum test...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK the PPD file I have is broken, but if you still want it: http://www.cljy.com/~billy/Z600.ppd
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

w00t! Success!

Here's how to do it:

0: Read this thread. I used it as a guide to set up my z605.
1: Download z600cups-1.0-1.i386.gz.sh from Lexmark's web site
2: Rename it z660cups.tgz. open it in nano and remove the shell script from the embedded tarball, then extract it with 'tar -zxf'
3: convert the .rpms to tarballs with 'rpm2targz', and untar them in your root directory. Run 'ldconfig' to make sure the binaries find their appropriate libraries
4: set up your printers.conf. The web interface will not do this correctly, you will have to do it by hand.
Here's mine:
Code:

# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.20
# Written by cupsd on Thu Mar 18 18:13:30 2004
<DefaultPrinter z605>
Info Will's POS Lexmark
Location Room 115
DeviceURI z600:/dev/usb/lp0
State Ready
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0
</Printer>


5: Start cupsd
6: Cups doesn't know yet which ppd to use for your printer. Run 'lpadmin -p z605 -P /etc/cups/ppd/z605.ppd' to set this.
7: Run 'lpr testpage' (wherever you extracted the original tarball), sit back and wait a while, then your printer should spit out a test image.
8: Celebrate! 'cd /pub && more beer'

Hope that helps. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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> lpadmin -p z605 -P /etc/cups/ppd/z600.ppd
lpadmin: add-printer (set model) failed: client-error-not-found

I'm also trying to print remotely...what should I set in printers.conf to make it print remotely?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks for the great info I FINALLY got my z605 to work
:D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2004 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad everyone else but me is getting their z605 to work, lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if you still need this, but it appears as though wdreinhart skipped a small step:

the tarballs extract the ppd into /usr/share/cups/model/Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz
it needs to be gunzipp'ed and mv'ed to
/etc/cups/ppd/z605.ppd
for wdreinharts code to work properly.

Hope this helps.

Jeff
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doh!

Sorry about that. I already had /etc/cups/ppd/z605.ppd from an earlier attempt to get this printer working, so I didn't have to copy it from /usr/share/cups.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I use nano to remove the script at the front being careful not to leave the first line blank. It is ^_~K^H, but I get the following error. I've tried a few different things, but don't seem to know what I'm doing or do I just have a corrupt file?

Code:
tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to set up my Dell A920, which is actually a Lexmark x1150, which I heard can work with the z600 drivers(sans scanner) under linux. Of course, I don't know if the information I've found is up to date, so I'd love to hear of an x1150 driver :) .

Okay, I did everything that was said in the Z35 thread and the instructions a few posts up, and my "Lexmark Dell A920" has been successfully added to cups. I put the .ppd a few posts up into the appropriate directory and ran lpadmin on it. However, the first time I tried to print a test page, the printer started up, then stopped. I've gotten no response from it since then. I don't think my ppd file is being used, because the only options on the Driver page in printer setup are Dell M5200 Foomatic/PostScript and Dell S2500 foomatic/postscript under the 'Dell' make, and a plethora of Drivers that I can't use under the Lexmark make. Do I have to do something with foomatic to get my printer working? I've been reading the printing howto but I'm having trouble following it.

Oh, and have any x1150 users gotten the scanner to work? I wish Lexmark had better linux support.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fellow A920 user and haven't gotten as far as you have yet, but have the same information. I wonder, did you restart cupsd? That's an easy thing to forget.

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I started an A920 discussion in another thread... feel free to join me and maybe someone that knows something will come along and share. :-)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this guide, and the link to the other one, in conjunction they were extremely useful. For some reason I keep getting errors on the CUPS web interface saying Cannot Process Raster. I realized I had skipped the manual configuration of the printers.conf file and the lpadmin command, so I did both of those and restarted cupsd. However I keep getting those messages.

Any idea of what that means?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should also mention that I can't print either...its not just a loud warning.
From the CUPS interface:
Code:
Lexmark Z600 v1.0-1     
Description: Lexmark z605
Location: Left of TV
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
"Cannot Process Raster"
Device URI: z600:/dev/usb/lp0

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I submitted a tech support request through Lexmark's web site, detailing (step by step) how complex it is to get their third-party drivers working under Linux. I also urged them that, since they care enough to develop Linux drivers, they should work within the free software framework, by supporting the linuxprinting.org foomatic database.

I for one think that finding workarounds, as is often done of these forums, goes a long way towards keeping Linux an exclusive club for geeks who troll forums. Everytime you have a problem with hardware support, instead of merely marking your thread [sovled], make your voice heard. If enough people point out to their hardware vendors that Linux support pales in comparison to their competitors, heads will start to roll, and drivers will pour in.

Lexmark will find on the page I linked, that linuxprinting.org gives a hearty endorsement of Epson and HP home/office printers for their superior Linux support. Lexmark is not mentioned, and threads like this are precisely the reason.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So has anyone gotten a z600 series to run successfully? This my next project...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying to get my Lexmark X1185 working for the last few days.....and FINALLY success.

I when through all the tutorials here, including migrating my system to udev, and was continually getting the "Cannot Process Raster" error.

Finally, I re-unpacked that z600 driver packages, and it worked. I'm guessing that something I did during the install, maybe cups or ESP ghostscript, replaced the pstoraster script. So I re-did the un-tar of the z600 drivers, unziipped the ppd file, and re-created the links in /usr/lib. And after a restart of cups...it works.

I've seen several people mention they get the "Cannot Process Raster" message, so try re-doing the z600 driver :D

HTH some-one
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Lexmark Z605 (and ALL Z600 series printers...) Reply with quote

The Motherlode!
I, among thousands of newbies, apologize for my beginner status. I have been trying to install the Lexmark Z605 within my XANDROS (Debian-based) desktop. I know virtually nothing about Gentoo, but I am familiar with browsing. Here is a link that every Lexmark Z600 series printer should have, if you are also using a Debian or Debian-based distro...

http://members.cox.net/twsnnva/Linux.html

Scroll toward the bottom of the page, and look for the heading "Setting up Printing". Download the RedHat Linux Z600 printer driver from Lexmark. (There is a link.) Download the install script.(There is a link.) Follow Thomas's directions. (Put both files in the same folder and run his script.) Go to your printer control panel. Select as Default "Lexmark_x1150". Open a text editor. Type something. Now print it. And , Wow! It works. Every Linux forum populated with woebegotten Lexmark printer owners should post this link. I wanted to thank Thomas, whoever and wherever he may be, but there was no email link. But thanks, Thomas. It could not have been easier.

-Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:38 am    Post subject: lexmark z600 printer Reply with quote

Hello fellow geeks :) why can't some one just post the .deb file? Then some one like me with only Knoppix running (still having hardware issues with other flavors: SATA/ Ultra ATA card, no acces to hard drive, even with Knoppix 3.6.

If I had a .deb file I could justr burn it to cd. and load it from my second cdrom drive:)

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