[ILUG] Lexmark X1160 Driver
rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Jul 15 17:09:05 IST 2004
Quoting david jamison (david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com):
> Does anyone know where or how I could get a Linux driver for this printer?
I have to tell you, for starters, most combo printer / copier / scanner
devices are awful, and pose nasty driver problems. That seems to be
simply true as a general observation, but I'd speculate that the
underlying reason is that the manufacturer is so desparately trying to
hit a low price point that he tends to fall back on software-dependent
chipsets, e.g., winmodem/winprinter ones.
Anyhow, basically you've set yourself the problem of determining what
print filter ("driver") can get good results with the USB printer
portion of this thing of yours -- if any. I think you're going to have
a difficult time. http://www.linuxprinting.org/ has nothing on it --
which is rare. I'll bet it's a new model, isn't it?
With luck, the printer portion of the device will turn out to be
software-compatible with one of the older Lexmark printer-only models.
So, one approach that might work is to look at the list of _all_
and jot down what filters they use, then work through that list,
test-printing with each of them to see what works.
Or, you could ask in one of the linuxprinting.org Web forums / mailing lists
(http://www.linuxprinting.org/forums.cgi) and see if anyone there knows.
On the mailing list for Lexmarks, someone with a similar problem got
told to try this manufacturer-issued "z55" filter for CUPS:
Someone else said the "z600" filter. That's from a thread in:
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