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    Default Dell A10 922 photo printer

    I have installed OpenSuSE 12.2 on a Dell computer for friends.
    When trying to install the printer in Yast it is recognised but a message comes up that it could not find a suitable driver. None of the suggested alternative drivers work.
    Tried the Dell website but it seems to be having problems just now.
    Anyone got any information?
    Thanks in anticipation.

    merkland.

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    Default Re: Dell A10 922 photo printer

    From a quick google search, it appears that this Dell printer model is actually a Lexmark z600 in disguise. Lexmark have ceased supporting this model quite a while ago. I don't like your chances with finding a driver for this model, but maybe you'll get lucky with finding an old RPM or tarball somewhere.

    FWIW, Here's an old thread I managed to dig up

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ml#post2350345

    but I think sourcing the driver will be your main issue.

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    Default Re: Dell A10 922 photo printer

    Okay, a little more digging and I found

    Install Lexmark X1150 printer driver on Fedora 15 | Heuristic Andrew

    I don't own this hardware, but in an effort to help I downloaded the tarball and extracted the files, then followed the workaround instructions
    Code:
    tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz
    Code:
    tar -xvzf install.tar.gz
    This gave me 'z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm' and 'z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm', which I then proceeded to install with
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ivh --nodeps z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
    The --nodeps option was required to get around the package error ' cups >= 1:1.1.15-10 is needed by z600cups-1.0-1.i386'. They are old packages, so YMMV.
    Anyway, once that is done, you can proceed with configuring via CUPS web interface

    http://localhost:631/admin

    Select 'Add Printer', supply your root credentials, and follow the prompts given. The z600 model is available when you select Lexmark. Hope this helps.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 26-Oct-2012 at 14:37.

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    Default Re: Dell A10 922 photo printer

    deano_ferrari,

    Many thanks for that information it may turn out to be very useful. On the other hand I may suggest that they bite the bullet and buy a new printer to go with their new computer!!

    merkland.

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    Default Re: Dell A10 922 photo printer

    A new printer is a good idea. IMHO, HP or Brother both offer good support. Many Epson models have CUPS drivers available as well (via Avasys and open source gutenprint drivers).

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