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Installed alien printconf. and everything looked good except this: Setting up printconf (0.7.7ubuntu1) ... Unable to read printer database. Please ensure the "foomatic-db" package is installed properly. Processing triggers for ...
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    Installed alien printconf. and everything looked good except this:

    Setting up printconf (0.7.7ubuntu1) ...
    Unable to read printer database. Please ensure the "foomatic-db" package is
    installed properly.

    Processing triggers for libc6 ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
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    Also should I move the lexmark folder back over to Home Folder?
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    Here is the whole readout if it can clarify matters:


    ry@harry-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install alien printconf
    [sudo] password for harry:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    alien is already the newest version.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    foomatic-db-gutenprint ijsgutenprint libijs-0.35 python-foomatic python-ipy
    Suggested packages:
    foomatic-gui
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    foomatic-db-gutenprint ijsgutenprint libijs-0.35 printconf python-foomatic
    python-ipy
    0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 2811kB of archives.
    After this operation, 51.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    Get:1 Index of / hardy/main libijs-0.35 0.35-3 [13.3kB]
    Get:2 Index of / hardy/main ijsgutenprint 5.0.2-2ubuntu1 [56.2kB]
    Get:3 Index of / hardy/main foomatic-db-gutenprint 5.0.2-2ubuntu1 [2678kB]
    Get:4 Index of / hardy/universe python-ipy 1:0.55+1-1 [29.0kB]
    Get:5 Index of / hardy/universe python-foomatic 0.7.7ubuntu1 [19.0kB]
    Get:6 Index of / hardy/universe printconf 0.7.7ubuntu1 [15.7kB]
    Fetched 2811kB in 15s (179kB/s)
    Preconfiguring packages ...
    Selecting previously deselected package libijs-0.35.
    (Reading database ... 161780 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking libijs-0.35 (from .../libijs-0.35_0.35-3_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package ijsgutenprint.
    Unpacking ijsgutenprint (from .../ijsgutenprint_5.0.2-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package foomatic-db-gutenprint.
    Unpacking foomatic-db-gutenprint (from .../foomatic-db-gutenprint_5.0.2-2ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package python-ipy.
    Unpacking python-ipy (from .../python-ipy_1%3a0.55+1-1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package python-foomatic.
    Unpacking python-foomatic (from .../python-foomatic_0.7.7ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
    Selecting previously deselected package printconf.
    Unpacking printconf (from .../printconf_0.7.7ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
    Setting up libijs-0.35 (0.35-3) ...

    Setting up ijsgutenprint (5.0.2-2ubuntu1) ...
    Setting up foomatic-db-gutenprint (5.0.2-2ubuntu1) ...
    Setting up python-ipy (1:0.55+1-1) ...

    Setting up python-foomatic (0.7.7ubuntu1) ...

    Setting up printconf (0.7.7ubuntu1) ...
    Unable to read printer database. Please ensure the "foomatic-db" package is
    installed properly.

    Processing triggers for libc6 ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    harry@harry-desktop:~$
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    Ok, so you now have alien and printconf installed along with some dependencies.

    Now you should be able to follow the steps outlined in either HowTo in order to get your printer drivers installed and printer configured.

    If you are working in a terminal with the xserver running (inside of Gnome, in other words) your best bet would be to simply copy/paste the commands into the terminal provided the file names in the commands are all named exactly like the names in your particular files. Otherwise, you'll need to type them into the terminal making sure each letter has the proper case (lower/upper).
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    OZ , what should I do with the lemark folder on the desktop?
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    If you have two lexmark folders you can delete the empty one, then change (cd) into the directory containing the downloaded tarball file to run your commands.
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    Got sor far as to restart CUPS and hit a brick wall again. Here:

    harry@harry-desktop:~$ cd lexmark
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
    COPYING
    README
    z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ tail -n +143 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh > install.tar.gz
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz
    globals.tcl
    install
    lexinstall
    lexinstall.tcl
    license
    setup.tcl
    testpage
    usb.tcl
    xlexinstall
    xlexinstall.tcl
    z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
    z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ alien -t z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
    Warning: alien is not running as root!
    Warning: Ownerships of files in the generated packages will probably be wrong.
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package z600cups: postinst postrm preinst
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    z600cups-1.0.tgz generated
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ alien -t z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
    Warning: alien is not running as root!
    Warning: Ownerships of files in the generated packages will probably be wrong.
    Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package z600llpddk: postinst postrm preinst prerm
    Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts.
    z600llpddk-2.0.tgz generated
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ sudo tar xvzf z600llpddk-2.0.tgz -C /
    [sudo] password for harry:
    ./
    ./usr/
    ./usr/include/
    ./usr/include/lexmark/
    ./usr/include/lexmark/cartridgemanager.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/printerdevice.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/printjobmanager.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/alignmentdata.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/cleaningdata.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/clock.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/portmonitor.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/linuxinkjetprinter.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/mediamanager.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/errorcommunicator.h
    ./usr/include/lexmark/cartridgeuserinterface.h
    ./usr/local/
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/bnsi3.lut
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/lxbcalgn.out
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/bnsi2.lut
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/bnsi1.lut
    ./usr/local/z600llpddk/utility/lxbccln.out
    ./usr/lib/
    ./usr/lib/liblexz600core.la
    ./usr/lib/liblexprintjob.la
    ./usr/lib/liblexz600core.so.0.0.0
    ./usr/lib/liblexprintjob.so.0.0.0
    ./usr/lib/liblexprinter.a
    ./usr/lib/liblexprinter.so.0.0.0
    ./usr/lib/liblexprinter.la
    ./usr/lib/liblexz600core.a
    ./usr/lib/liblexprintjob.a
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ sudo tar xvzf z600cups-1.0.tgz -C /
    ./
    ./usr/
    ./usr/share/
    ./usr/share/cups/
    ./usr/share/cups/model/
    ./usr/share/cups/model/Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz
    ./usr/lib/
    ./usr/lib/cups/
    ./usr/lib/cups/backend/
    ./usr/lib/cups/backend/z600
    ./usr/lib/cups/filter/
    ./usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertoz600
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ sudo ldconfig
    harry@harry-desktop:~/lexmark$ cd /usr/share/cups/model
    harry@harry-desktop:/usr/share/cups/model$ sudo gunzip Lexmark-Z600-lxz600cj-cups.ppd.gz
    harry@harry-desktop:/usr/share/cups/model$ /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys restart
    bash: /etc/rc2.d/S19cupsys: No such file or directory
    harry@harry-desktop:/usr/share/cups/model$
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    They might have changed the way CUPS restarts since the howto was written, but you can also restart cups with a machine reboot.
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    Checked back over the steps and read the replies in the link Ubuntu forums and from what I can see I'm done with the install and can reboot like you said. I wasn;t the only 1 that got error message about running alien not as root. Gonna power down now and see what happens next. Wish me luck.
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    Ubuntu uses sudo rather than an enabled root account for system administration:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ubu...in-ubuntu.html

    I think that confuses alien a bit.
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