Printer - Lexmark E321 Laser
I am a very new user of Linux (Mandrake 10 - upgraded to Official) and bought the printer mentioned above on the weekend. One of the reasons I bought it was it had the Penguin on the outside, so was supposedly Linux compatible. It turns out that they only have drivers for RedHat and Suse.
Have I wasted my cash or is there a way I can get one of the other drivers set up under Mandrake? By the way, I´ve tried the Lexmark website and there doesn appear to be any Mandrake driver there either.
Also, I´ve had a bit of a look through the Printer HOWTO and the best advice I could find there (I´m new to this remember, so I don´t really know what I´m looking for) was to try using a compatible driver, so I tried CUPS with other Lexmark drivers but all that prints is heiroglyphics.
It´s funny - I swapped to Linux for the more generic support, and the first perirpheral I buy slams into the same OS-specific compatibility wall. If you can believe it, the Lexmark Linux doco (which they stick only on the CD, while giving full Windows instructions in the printed material I might add) actually says you will have to have one of those Linux distros to install. :evil: