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Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« on: August 18, 2013, 01:43:34 pm »
Hi Guys

I bought a Lexmark Z1480 WIFI printer at a boot sale but I'm having problems installing it, firstly in doesn't seem to connect to the network so I'm trying to install it by USB  I'm running Peppermint 4 and it recognised the printer but offers the 1020 business printer I checked in the list under Lexmark and the Z1480 isnt listed so I carried on and installed the 1020 driver but as you might have guessed doesn't print when I try to print a test print it says "sending data to printer" but nothing happens

I checked on Lexmarks website and it offers a linux driver but when I downloaded it it's actually a mac driver

Any help anyone can give me would be much appreciated




Many thanks


Graeme
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 02:42:05 pm by Emegra »
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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 01:47:31 pm »
I used to have a Lexmark, never got it to work with Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), in the end got rid and got a HP, no trouble with that. Think you will be lucky to get the thing to work, but good luck

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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 01:53:23 pm »
Hi Degsy

Thanks for your words of encouragement :)

It was an impulsive purchase and I kinda thought this was gonna be a problem but I only paid 3 for it so It's no big deal if I can't get it to work


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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 03:30:41 pm »
No matter where I look, nobody seems to have got any of the Z1400 series printers to work in Linux :(
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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 04:16:56 pm »
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No matter where I look, nobody seems to have got any of the Z1400 series printers to work in Linux

Yeah it looks like a lost cause

Thanks for trying :)


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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 01:40:37 am »
All you have to do is install libstdc++5 and then install the z600 driver:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters/LexmarkPrinters?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=lexmark.z600-0.4.deb

Note: some people say you have to install getlibs, but I would recommend that you try it without first

Once you have done that choose the z600 driver after setting it up as a networked printer.

I have attached a screenshot showing the printer in my network and the ink level being low; just so you know that it works.

Happy printing :)

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Re: Installing Lexmark Z1480 Printer
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 03:40:50 am »
Hi oneofthemany, and welcome to the forum :)
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