This is for Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger). This also works for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake).

It also applies to the Lexmark Z33.


You'll need to install alien and libstdc++5.

sudo apt-get install alien
sudo apt-get install libstdc++5


1. Download the driver from lexmark's site (http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:389:0:0&emeaframe=&fileID=1242)

2. Run though the following commands:

tar -xvzf CJLZ35LE-CUPS-2.0-1.TAR.GZ # extract the driver.
tail -n +143 lexmarkz35-CUPS-2.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz # the sh script is broken for newer systems.
tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the contents produced by tail
sudo alien --to-deb *.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to deb.
sudo dpkg -i *.deb # install the debs
sudo ldconfig # refresh ubuntu to see the new libraries
cd /usr/share/cups/model
sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z35-lxz35cj-cups.ppd.gz # unzip the ppd, which should _not_ be gzipped
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart # The driver is now installed. Restart the cups daemon.

3. Now we run:


You should see something like:

direct z35:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Inkjet color printer" "Lexmark Printer"

4. Now simply set up your printer using the new z35 driver. (ie: in GNOME: System->Administration->Printing). Choose the "Z35-v2.0-1" driver for your printer.


  • - Printing Tool doesn't print the test page properly.

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