[ubuntu-uk] Lexmark 4300 and woe is me (and him)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Jan 14 19:09:58 GMT 2008

alan c wrote:
> Lexmark 4300
> I help an elderly person with their PC use and they run two dual boot 
> machines - a dell desktop XP/Kubuntu and a newer Dell laptop 
> XP/Kubuntu. (7.10)
> Some time ago, with a lot of good intentions this person spotted a 
> good all in one printer copier scanner deal, and snapped it up.
> Too late. I was not involved with the purchase, and unfortunately I 
> now find (as sort of expected) that it is next to impossible to use 
> with K/Ubuntu. Although I have not given up completely just yet.
> However, the unit does have a MAC install CD as well as the windows one.
> Does this give any hope I wonder?
> I would appreciate any comments - tia

I wouldn't hold my breath.  You might be able to fool the printer to 
print something maybe by using a HP Deskjet 500 driver (I had a Lexmark 
inkjet back in 1995 when they were new and it was Deskjet 500 compatible).

Just a thought, have you checked the Lexmark site?


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