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I'm having a problrm with my printer configuration. When I go into Yast and go to printer setup menu my system just locks up after a 80% complletion scan. I ...
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    Need Help with printer issue "pulling my hair out"


    I'm having a problrm with my printer configuration. When I go into Yast and go to printer setup menu my system just locks up after a 80% complletion scan. I have also tried going thru the hardware scan and same thing happens when it gets to the printer scan it locks up. I'm using a Lenmarks printer can someone tell how to resolve this problem.

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    I guess you mean a lexmark printer. Why type is it? Ink, Laser? USB connection?
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    You could try configuring through cups. I've always found that to be the easiest way. Click the link below which is to your cups configuration utility on your computer...
    http://localhost:631
    At some point, it will ask for username and password. I'd just use "root" as your username and root's password. (Once I entered something different and forgot what it was and couldn't get back into the cups configuration utility. )
    Click on "Manage Printers," then "add printer." Follow along with the configuration and drivers and you should get there. Good luck.
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    Thanks !!! sorry about the typo. I went to Lexmark.com and found out that my printer is not supported for Linux guess i'll be heading to the store to buy a new one.

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    I would check www.linuxprinting.org first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak
    I would check www.linuxprinting.org first.
    As Kojak points out, just because the compagny doesn't officially support Linux, it doesn't mean your printer won't work fine with Suse.

    Check out the site Kojak gave you.

    I'm pretty sure there is a way to get it working.

    What's the exact model?
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    Its a lexmarks Z22.

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    It seems that you can get it to work quite OK:
    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...um=Lexmark-Z22
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