Lexmark Printer with Ubuntu 12.10
This is another one of those tech articles.
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
- Download the Lexmark PPD files. (Here’s the one I used: lexmark-PPD-Files-LMADI-1.0-1.i386.deb)
- Add the printer as normal
Easy as pie. (I need a new catchphrase, especially since we don’t bake pies very often).