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

  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).

By Fred Posner

Fred Posner provides VoIP consulting services through The Palner Group and LOD.com. For ten years, Fred helped his wife, Yeni Monroy, run Bearkery®, a family bakery in Gainesville, Florida. The bakery sadly closed during the COVID19 pandemic. Contact Fred at qxork.com.

1 comment

  1. Thank you Fred. Lexmark was no help at all, but your simple directions worked perfectly.

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