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    Question Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    I downloaded the drivers for my Lexmark x2600 AllInOne printer scanner from lexmark.com, and ran the script to set up the printer drivers on my OpenSuse 11.3 box, but when I print anything it just prints all black... The Yast printer setup shows the print queue is set up, and the printer application shows the printer as the default. I am confused... Has anybody else had this problem? Does anybody know where I can get drivers that work.

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    Hi,

    I have a similar problem (Prestige Pro805): First page in a document prints OK, remaining pages become increasingly bad.

    Lexmark is working on the problem. I will keep you posted.

    Best regards,
    J C Anker

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    Same problem as JC_Anker. But my printer is a HP Photosmart 7150. What is annoying is that it worked on 11.3 perfectly. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    Quote Originally Posted by OzarkHawk View Post
    I downloaded the drivers for my Lexmark x2600 AllInOne printer scanner from lexmark.com, and ran the script to set up the printer drivers on my OpenSuse 11.3 box, but when I print anything it just prints all black... The Yast printer setup shows the print queue is set up, and the printer application shows the printer as the default. I am confused... Has anybody else had this problem? Does anybody know where I can get drivers that work.
    Here is a hint, try this link:

    The driver is from 4 May this year (2011) and seems to be for i386.

    J C Anker

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    Same problem as JC_Anker. But my printer is a HP Photosmart 7150. What is annoying is that it worked on 11.3 perfectly. Any suggestions?
    Did you make sure that the hplip package was installed first? How did you configure your printer - via YaST, CUPS web interface, or hp-setup?

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    Hello Deano,

    you wrote

    Did you make sure that the hplip package was installed first? How did you configure your printer - via YaST, CUPS web interface, or hp-setup?
    I my case, I downloaded the software from Lexmark's Support and Download page:

    and followed the instructions (a very nice and clear installation procedure). The Lexmark Pro805 driver is CUPS-based; Pro805 is not Post-Script compatible.

    Hope this extra info is helpful.

    Best regards,
    Jan Christian

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    That is a good result concerning your Lexmark printer jc_anker. However, my reply was for JudasDisciple (HP printer).

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    I am aware of that. As you have noticed, JudasDiciple and I have the same problem with printing. Is it CUPS related or 11.4 related, or not? I would suspect 11.4

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    In both cases, the driver is likely to be the cause, but for HP-related printer issues, there are some 'HP-specific' configuration steps that need to be followed.

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    Default Re: Bad drivers for Lexmark X2600

    FWIW, I found this thread describing a printing issue under openSUSE 11.4, which manifests after the first page of printing:

    I have curious problem. I have installed a printer on my laptop that was a Canon Pixma IP5200R.
    On my desktop I installed a HP OfficeJet G95 (very old but working).

    They both accept print jobs but after the first page problems begin.
    On the top of the page a thin horizontal stripe is printed. After about half the page it print text over other text. It becomes one black blur at the end. If I more pages are printed the effect gets worse. Both printers have the same effect.
    Both printers are network connected.
    Workaround explained here:

    Portal: Printing - openSUSE

    (Refer to the Various printout failures with CUPS default "RIPCache 8m" section).

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