I could be wrong, but I seem to recall a wrapper for Windows printer drivers under OpenSuse 11.0?
Now, if they can develop Linux drivers for a host of Lexmark printers (7000, for example), why can’t they do so with more popular or mainstream Lexmark models?
I have a Lexmark Z735 that is useless under OpenSuse 11.1 - and I’m too much of a noob to find a workaround (CUPS, etc.), so, at this point, all I can do is move my Linux docs to a thumbdrive, boot into WinXP and print them there.
Add Lexmark printer drivers to my wishlist - and any help is really, really appreciated.
> I could be wrong, but I seem to recall a wrapper for Windows printer
> drivers under OpenSuse 11.0?
Never heard about such a thing, and I bet it would be quite popular
if it existed. There is such a wrapper for wireless network drivers
but not for printers AFAIK.
> Now, if they can develop Linux drivers for a host of Lexmark printers
> (7000, for example), why can’t they do so with more popular or
> mainstream Lexmark models?
That depends on Lexmark’s information policy and the ability of
developers to guess at the parts Lexmark won’t share. Generally
speaking, popular models tend to be cheap models, which tend to
employ proprietary cost-cutting tricks which are difficult to
reverse-engineer. More expensive models use industry standard
printer languages like PostScript which are well supported by
Linux and only require minor adaptations to the specific printer
I also got this printer 4 xmas 2 years ago, only used once with windows to print tickets for traveling, i had some spare time yesterday night, and connected it to my 11.0 box an entered yast.
I was suprised that lexmark drivers was installeble in yast.
but when you active the “PRINT” command in a programme, we understand that your printer does not print out paper yet??
that is generally a fairly critical test of the effectiveness of a printer?
You are indeed right that you can update the pages on OpenPrinting, and if you can get the lexmark going, great; please update and other users will be very pleased; it is a great final step for users to update with accurate information
> *Method 2: *
> You may check if you have the latest drivers installed for the device.
> You may refer to the below link for getting the latest drivers and
> ‘Lexmark Z735 Driver’ (http://tinyurl.com/br9jrlv)
Please say where exactly you see in that page the Linux drivers.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)