[SATLUG] Lexmark x4975 printer install

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 09:22:15 CDT 2010

I hear you on Lexmark.  I agree they're crap!  But...sister is easily as
brainless and not at all computer literate.  She just jumped out and bought
this stupid thing on HSN (sigh)

The first install she did with this printer on 8.04 took 8 hours of Lexmark
Ubuntu tech support by phone. (What fun!)

I doubt that the stuff launchpad had us download (drivers) will help but
keeping fingers crossed.


On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 6:57 AM, Don Davis <dondavis at reglue.org> wrote:

> Unfortunately -- true. It was even very difficult to use the Lexmark as
> a network printer.
> There are suggestions:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714&highlight=lexmark+printer+karmic&page=57
> However, it seems that it's a nearly fruitless task.
> I know printers aren't necessarily cheap, but you may be much better
> served with an HP. (The chances of getting the Lexmark working are slim
> and the process difficult.)
> On 09/29/2010 05:27 PM, Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> > I can't say that I know, but I recall hearing that Lexmarks should be
> > avoided at all costs since they are pretty brainless and rely on the PC
> > to do most of the processing for it.  That's the reason I dumped an old
> > Lexmark we had before we made the switch to Linux.  That's also part of
> > the reason that HP's are a good choice for Linux users since they are
> > more self-sufficient than pretty much any other brand (or so I've been
> > told).
> >
> > Al Lesmerises
> >
> >
> > Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> >> Hi Again All!
> >>
> >> Does anyone know how to install this printer, I mean this piece of crap
> >> printer that my sister bought, on Ubuntu?
> >>
> >> Thank You!
> >> Cheryl
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