Can't get my lexmark z55 printer to work

Bug #6030 reported by Mike Kneefel
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Bug Description

hello, i'm new at ubuntu .
Now i have the problem that i don't get my printer to work .
Its a lexmark z55 and there are no drivers .
I'll find a driver on lexmark page , but when i tried to do what the reading file says

In general, to install Z55 CUPS Printer Driver, you run
    the following command:

      - tar xvfz CJLZ55LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.GZ
      - sh lexmarkz55-CUPS-1.0-1.gz.sh
nothing happens

how can i install a lexmark z55 printer

Please help me

Thx Greetings
Mike

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Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

Hmm this was phrased more as a support request than a bug. There's some bad news too.

Lexmark inkjets (and their rebranded Dell equivalents) are notoriously hard to get working with Linux due to a lack of open source drivers or specs. Lexmark only provide a binary lump that has aged poorly and no longer easily installs with new versions of CUPS. Specs for the printers are not forthcoming because (apparently) the technology inside the drivers confers a competitive advantage to Lexmark. More information here: http://www.linuxprinting.org/lexmark-faq.html#free_software_support . If you want to give it a go (I can't say I rate your chances highly) you can try following http://www.linuxprinting.org/lexmark-faq.html#s_15 but I personally don't think it's worth the effort.

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Mike Kneefel (darky469) wrote :

Tnx sitsofe wheeler,
I was already afraid for it , i search a lot to find a solution , till now i diden't.
i will have alook on the url's u gave me , and when i get it working i will give a message .

Tnx anyways for your reaction

Greeting from mike

Matthias Klose (doko)
Changed in cupsys:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

This is not a bug of Ubuntu Linux. This is bad Linux support by Lexmark.

Changed in cupsys:
status: Confirmed → Rejected
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