Lexmark X1180 in xubuntu

This is just a quick guide explaining how to make the Lexmark X1180 work in linux.

​1. Download the driver from Lexmark's webpage and save it to your home folder.
2. Now run the following commands in a console:

cd \~
sudo aptitude install alien libstdc++5
mkdir lexmark
mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz lexmark
cd lexmark
tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh \> install.tar.gz
tar -xvzf install.tar.gz
alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
alien -t z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
sudo tar xvzf  z600llpddk-2.0.tgz -C /
sudo tar xvzf z600cups-1.0.tgz -C /
sudo ldconfig
cd /usr/share/cups/model
sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart || sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Add the following line to /etc/fstab if it's not already there:

usbfs         /proc/bus/usb usbfs   devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0

and run this command

sudo mount usbfs

If you want to check if your printer is recognized, type the following in a console:

cd /usr/lib/cups/backend

The output from the z600 program should be similar to this:
direct z600:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Lexmark Z600 Series" "Lexmark Printer"

Written by Jannich Brendle man 17 november 2008 In How to

tags: lexmarklinuxubuntu

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