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.
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
but I think sourcing the driver will be your main issue.
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
tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz
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
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
Select ‘Add Printer’, supply your root credentials, and follow the prompts given. The z600 model is available when you select Lexmark. Hope this helps.
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!!
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).