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How to install Lexmark z24 z25 z35 printer in Ubuntu 8.04 May 9, 2008

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Lexmark z24 printer (also applies to z25 and z35) works like a charm on Ubuntu Hardy Heron after these two steps (note, if you do not implement STEP TWO, it will complain of missing dependencies):
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STEP ONE – Follow the tutorial below:
(an extract from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714, post by michellembrodeur)

Re: HOWTO: Lexmark Printers
I found this for the z35 somewhere else on these forums.

it work no problem for a Z35

OK, this will take some skill on your part, but it can be done.

First, log in as root and download the drivers from

http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:337:0:0&emeaframe=&fileID=1242

Make a directory and put the Lexmark driver in it… Let’s assume we named it LEX, and that folder is sitting in /root OK? (in all of the commands, you do not type the # key, this is just to signify the prompt)

OK, so we have moved the driver into the folder now, and we will go into the folder by opening a command prompt and typing:

# cd /root/LEX

We will now extract the archive by typing the following command:

# tar -xzvf CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ

This now leaves us with a shell script rpm installer called lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh… not very useful to a Debian distribution like Xandros, so now comes the fun part…We will make another directory now, and extract the files into it…

# mkdir lextemp

# tail -n +143 lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh | gzip -cd | tar xvf – -C lextemp

Now we will enter the lextemp directory and convert the rpm files, since Xandros should not use rpms unless absolutely necessary.

# cd lextemp

# alien -t *.rpm

Next, we will use the tar command to extract the files to their proper place.

# tar -zxf lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0.tgz -C /

# tar -zxf z35llpddk-2.0.tgz -C /

Now for some editing… type the following commands in the order shown below..

# cd /usr/local/z35llpddk/utility

# ln -s auckUS.lut bnsi1.lut

# cd /usr/lib

# ln -s liblexz35core.so.0.0.0 liblexz35core.so.0

# ln -s liblexz35printer.so.0.0.0 liblexz35printer.so.0

# ln -s liblexz35printjob.so.0.0.0 liblexz35printjob.so.0

Now to test and see if the driver is working…

# /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35

Output should not error out, and give an output similar to this…

direct z35:/dev/usb/lp0 “Lexmark Inkjet color printer” “Lexmark Printer”

OK, if all is well, we allign the print heads by typing;

# /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35 utilities

Now that the heads are aligned, we can select the printer in the control center by following Launch > Control Center. Once in there in the Periphrial devices section there chould be a setting called printers… highlight printers and then go to add >local printer > Lexmark inkjet color printer and now under the model number one should see an entry for Z35 v 2.0-1… Select that, and then do your test page… Congrats, You’re finished!

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STEP TWO:

Install libstdc++5 in Synaptic Package Manager.

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Comments»

1. joaquin - June 12, 2008

thanks!!!! the only howto that worked, but only to implement step 2. Congratulations

2. techscope - June 15, 2008

i am glad it worked for you, joaquin. and i was just as excited when it worked for me! enjoy it!

3. jujenio - November 6, 2008

gracias

funciono perfecto…

saludos-

ty
it work perfect!

cya

4. François JAGUT - November 9, 2008

Thank you very much for your effort about Lexmark Z35. Its works too for Lexmark Z24 and i have used it on two computers at now.
I’m french and i’m glad to have founded you on the net!
Thanks for all.

5. Daniel Alcové - November 25, 2008

Merci beaucoup!!!!!

6. mf - January 10, 2009

YAY!

I got a lexmark z34 printer and with your tutorial it just works great!

thank you very much!

7. Gilberto - March 4, 2009

Tenho uma impressora Lexmark Z 24 e o sistema operativo Windows XP, e não a consigo instalar porque não tenho a drive de instalação. Alguém me pode ajudar? Obrigado.


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