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Lexmark Z11...foomatic-rip failed
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Ermak

Joined: 27 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2011, 22:09    Post subject:  Lexmark Z11...foomatic-rip failed
Subject description: Installed .ppd, shows up in cups, but when I print there's a problem.
 

I started my mother out on Wary Puppy 5.1.2 on an old eMachines eTower 600is (it's her first computer, so puppy is her first OS Smile )

Got her online, email, and then I went to install an older Lexmark Z11 printer (on the LPT#1 parallel port).

Downloaded the .ppd file from online (Lexmark-Z11-lz11-V2.ppd)

I used CUPS 1.3.11 for to install the .ppd file, by selecting the .ppd file instead of going to the list (of where the is no Lexmark Z11 listed)

CUPS says that the printer is there and ready for action, but it stops the print job and the printer sits vexedly quiet..

The only explination CUPS gives me is "/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip failed"

Any suggestions?
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 05:04    Post subject:  

A PPD file is not a driver - it is just a text configuration file. You need lots more stuff to make a Lexmark printer work. Please provide the link to the site where you got the PPD file.

The thread directly above this one has information about printer drivers in Wary. Have you read it? In particular, there is a Z600 driver for older Lexmarks that might work with your Z11.

Please report back with the results.
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Ermak

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 14:56    Post subject:  

I did try the .pets on the previous post, I didn't have any luck after installation. The printer still stood silent.

I downloaded the lz11-v2-1.2.tar.gz file from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/lz11/

When I unziped it and ran the lz11.install from the terminal I got this.


I went to the Puppy Pack Manager and searched the repositories for GCC, then downloaded and installed all packs and dependencies that went along with them.

When I tried to reinstall I got the same message as above.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 15:25    Post subject:  

I have packaged the above driver as a PET and attached it below.
lexmark_lz11-v2-1.2.pet
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Ermak

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 17:42    Post subject:  

All the errors are gone, and says the job is completed...however the printer still stands silent.

I have checked the cables, they are in place.

I have checked the printer in windoze and it prints.

What in the world do you make of that??
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 18:03    Post subject:  

Ermak wrote:
What in the world do you make of that??

Apparently, this driver doesn't work as advertised. I can't find any alternatives for your Z11.
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Ermak

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug 2011, 18:54    Post subject:  

Thank you so much for your help and effort though, if I find it to be something simple I will let you know. I"m going to recheck the connections and try again.

If that doesn't work, I'll check the form for compatible printers and try one of those off ebay.
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