Recently, I started using Ubuntu 12.10 as my primary system. I didn’t want to… but that’s another story.

Everything installed very well, with the exception of my cheap Lexmark Pro715 printer.

I don’t want to get off on a rant here, but printers today are pure crap. When they stopped making the HP 4L, printers as a whole took a steep dive. Anyway…

The printer/fax/scanner/copier is under $100.00 and claims to have a very low price per page (based on the ink they use).** **It’s not listed on the Ubuntu 12.10 defaults and honestly, **it was a pain in the ass to set it up**.

So, please use my misfortune to save yourself some time.

Set up Lexmark Printer on Ubuntu

  1. Download the Lexmark PPD files.
    Here’s the one I used:lexmark-PPD-Files-LMADI-1.0-1.i386.deb
  2. Install
  3. Add the printer as normal

Easy as pie. (I need a new catchphrase, especially since we don’t bake pies very often).