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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Mon Jan 14 20:02:57 GMT 2008

Rob Beard wrote:
> 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?

Yes, there is a driver or two there and I will revisit that, however 
so far the popular lexmark drivers are not working. I just wondered 
that since the MAC is unix based then something in the MAC install CDs 
might prove useful. Does this ever happen?
alan cocks
Kubuntu user#10391

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