Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lexmark E120 on Slackware Linux 10.2

E120 is a low cost Laser printer from Lexmark and, fortunately, it works perfectly on Slackware 10.2! This mini-howto is intended to help people to get it working in this system.

Some aspects must be taken into account:

1 - The UNIX drivers contained in the CD and available in the official website will not work (at least for me they did not);

2 - CUPS can print to E120 using the package Gutenprint 5.

So, all you must do is to install Gutenprint, which is available in slackware package browser site, and configure it. Follow the steps (as root):

1 - Install it with the command installpkg gutenprint-5.0.0-i486-2.tgz
2 - make sure CUPS server is running (use the command pkgtool)

3 - Turn the printer E120 on.

4 - Point a web browser to http://localhost:631 . You will see the CUPS administration tool.

5 - Click on the "Add Printer" button.

6 - Type a name for you printer (e.g. LexmarkE120) and click on the "Continue" button.

7 - Choose the device corresponding to your printer. Click on the "Continue" button once more.

8 - Now choose the proper driver for the printer, which is called "Lexmark Optra E". Click on "Continue".

That is it! It works like a charm and it becames available in KDE's Kprinter for straightforward printing! I hope this helps someone!

(This should work on Slackware 11. It has Gutenprint as part of the system).


Blogger Vitor said...


podia ser em PT-BR, mas tá limpo... perfeito!

eu tava usando o w****** só por causa dessa impressora.


5:50 AM  
Blogger Rodrigo M. S. de Oliveira said...

Falow! Mais um pinguim funcionando!

5:20 AM  
Blogger Dal Pizzol said...

eu não consegui resolver meu problema..
a impressora esta instalada mas o problema ta no drive

6:15 AM  

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