[ILUG] Lexmark X1160 Driver
david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com
Fri Jul 16 10:58:47 IST 2004
>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.
Yes agreed. When I was looking around there were combo offerings from
Epsom, Lexmark and HP all around the same price and similar spec. I
plumped for the lexmark as consumables seemed slightly cheaper and
footprint slightly smaller . As my requirements are for home use there
aint a high volume of use.
>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?
Must be new as I could find virtually no references to it on the Lexmark
>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.
Yes will try that. I *think* that Lexmark uses Canon printing engines
for at least some of its printers
>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.
Have posted there!
>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:
OK ill try that too!
Think Ill need it :) Maybe this is just a sneaky way of being forced to
keep a Windose box running ;)
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