This is for Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft).


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

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


1. Google and download the rpms ([z700llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm] and [lexmark-z700-cups-driver-1.1.1-1.i586.rpm]). I found them on http://users.cybercity.dk/~dko12479/.

2. Run though the following commands:

sudo alien --to-deb *.rpm # convert unusable rpm packages to deb.
dpkg -i *.deb # install the debs
sudo ldconfig # refresh ubuntu to see the new libraries
cd /usr/share/cups/model
sudo gunzip gunzip Lexmark-Z700-lxz700cje-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 z700:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Lexmark Z700 Series" "Lexmark Printer"

4. Now simply set up your printer using the new z700 driver. (ie: in GNOME: System->Administration->Printing). Note: When selecting a driver in step 2, you need to click "Install Driver" and browse to /usr/share/cups/model/Lexmark-Z700-lxz700cje-cups.ppd.

5. Reboot(?)


* I needed to reboot to make the changes functional. Top margin is an issue. Any whitespace at the beginning of document is removed and printout starts from top of paper.


HardwareSupportComponentsPrinters/LexmarkZ705 (last edited 2008-08-06 16:59:43 by localhost)