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    Arrow LINUX UBUNTU won't install printer driver.

    I am on my third printer, I can't seem to get 64bit Linux UBUNTU 20.01 to install any printer driver.

    At Lexmark I downloaded a tar.gz for ubuntu but the installer asks for PPD.gz.....

    Lexmark impact s300
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    unpack the .tgz , there is probably a .deb package or an install.sh script in it
    resistance is...

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    ok, unpack it, in a terminal go to wherever you unpacked it...
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x install.sh
    sudo ./install.sh
    resistance is...

    MVC is the current buzz in web application architectures. It comes from event-driven desktop application design and doesn't fit into web application design very well. But luckily nobody really knows what MVC means, so we can call our presentation layer separation mechanism MVC and move on. (Rasmus Lerdorf)

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    I had unpacked.
    There is no .sh or deb
    There is a debian folder:
    changelog Changelog document
    compat plain text document
    control plain text document
    control.modules.in plain text document
    watch plain text document
    rules Makefile

    I bought four printers. The fouth i went to five stores to find one that already had a driver within the driver listing in Linux. It still won't recognize the scanner. Seems noone can scan with Ubuntu.

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    Post a link to the lexmark file you downloaded please.

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    Two driver downloads were a mystery

    Lexmark_S300-S400_Series_F082511_00_FWUpdate.sh.tar.gz

    http://downloads.lexmark.com/downloa...date.sh.tar.gz

    Lexmark Impact S301, Lexmark Platinum Pro905 Driver Download

    http://members.driverguide.com/drive...5469db474&sp=1

    Thank you for your attention and help.

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    ok open a terminal and enter these commands in sequence

    1. switch to the /tmp directory (cd stands for change directory, in this case we're changing to the /tmp directory)
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    cd /tmp
    2. download the drivers (wget used like this will download any link into the current directory, in this case /tmp)
    Code:
    wget http://downloads.lexmark.com/downloads/cpd/lexmark-inkjet-legacy-wJRE-1.0-1.amd64.deb.sh.tar.gz
    3. extract the drivers once download is complete (we're simply extract the file from compressed tarball)
    Code:
    tar -zxvf lexmark-inkjet-legacy-wJRE-1.0-1.amd64.deb.sh.tar.gz
    4. install the driver (sudo means do this job with root/admin privileges and we're running the lexmark script to install the drivers)
    Code:
    sudo ./lexmark-inkjet-legacy-wJRE-1.0-1.amd64.deb.sh
    your done, and btw your welcome even though you called me an elitist who wants to horde knowledge

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    Another alternative, you can try to download the printer driver from official website, and search for Linux OS version that match with installed in your PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coding Start View Post
    Another alternative, you can try to download the printer driver from official website, and search for Linux OS version that match with installed in your PC.
    What I posted is downloaded from the Official site.....

    wget http://downloads.lexmark.com.........


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