Lexmark Z615 (colorjet series)

I’m trying to configure and operate this printer using openSuSE 10.3 YAST2. YAST was able to find the drivers and PPD file, but I’m not sure YAST put them in the right place, or if the printer is configured correctly: every job that’s sent to the printer is stopped and put in an error queue. Test pages won’t print.

Could someone please help me get this printer up and running?

have you had this printer running in a linux distro before?

I see openprinting lists it as “mainly supported”; OpenPrinting database - All Lexmark Printers but with an asterik saying a user-contributed package that is not in foomatic yet;

this page OpenPrinting database - Printer: Lexmark Z615 talks specifically about your printer; some enthusiasts on the page seem happy to be contacted

I see also that Lexmark provide rpm drivers: Lexmark - United States

an Ubuntu forum was very positive about this HOWTO: Install PITA Lexmark Z600 Z615 and Dell Photo Printer 720 - Ubuntu Forums

Thanks for the suggestions. Is this the right PPD file?

Lexmark Z600 v1.0-1 (Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz)

I got this file from the openprinting website and used YaST to try to configure the printer, but the jobs still won’t print.

the Ubuntu post talked of two separate steps, after untarring the file:

First install the pddk (Printer development kit) then install the CUPS driver.

that makes me thinm there are two things to do: did both steps go okay for you?

my initial post was really offering a driver direct from the lexmark site:

the file that I see on the lexmark site Drivers and Downloads
is CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz and it is a 4.1MB file; not sure if that is what you have;

are you happy it is in your default ppd folder? If you open up gimp, and a picture, and then press print, and then setup printer, it shows you the (en passant) the default ppd folder; if you think the right ppd file is there; if no action, I guess folks would suggest deleting any printers in YaST, and starting again to configure: maybe even turning off computer and printer, and turning both on and starting to re-configure: these are only suggestions;

but I would check up on the suggestion of a CUPS driver; it seems important in installing brother laser printers: first lpr and then CUPS driver;HowTo Install a Brother Laser Printer HL-2040 in Suse 10.x + User Notes

tray a lexmark official site (usa)
read the install notes !!!
I don’t know how I do this correctly
wit my lexmark c510 but it works.

I just have problem if I wont to print
throw my win comp, but i switch usb cables :stuck_out_tongue: :stuck_out_tongue:

maxiv is right to exhort reading install files: they are not immediately apparent, but I see when one starts to download the lexmark printer, there is a weblink to a very good 49 page pdf file by lexmark: installation guide.

Drivers and Downloads

out of curiosity, I downloaded the tar.gz file

and the instructions are:
Z600 CUPS Printer Driver includes the following files:
- z600cups-1.0-1.tar.gz.sh

In general, to install Z600 CUPS Printer Driver, you run 
the following command:
  - sh z600cups-1.0-1.tar.gz.sh

from the reference in installing lexmark z615 printer driver on FC4 ? - LinuxQuestions.org

that talks of two files: z600cups-1.0-1.i386.tar.gz

one could assume that the lpd file and cups file are within this latest downloaded file from lexmark