[ubuntu-za] Drivers for Lexmark printer

Douglas Ulyate dulyate at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 10:17:00 BST 2009

Yes, rather find out what hardware they need eg. functionality, and
see what works on Linux based on that.  They didn't go that route, and
chose one of the worst possible printers for Linux.  Otherwise, don't
know what else to say.

But, did you check linuxprinting.org, for a possible solution?.



On 10/14/09, frans <dormakorp at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
> My advice was actually that they go for HP and also that I find the
> printer for them, next thing I heard was that
> the printer has been bought and now it wont work.
> Michael Gorven wrote:
>> On Monday 12 October 2009 15:15:53 frans wrote:
>>> I have a problem optaining drviers for a clients newly aquiered Lexmark
>>> X6530 multifuntion.
>>> tried different drivers, Ubuntu forums. but still no luck. any ideas
>>> would be wellcome.
>> Lexmark printers are notoriously bad on Linux. I tried to get a very
>> similar
>> model working on Linux without any luck, so I'm afraid that it's probably
>> not
>> going to work. In future try to stick with HP -- their Linux drivers are
>> very
>> good.
>> Michael
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