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    Hi!
    *
    *I have a Lexmark Z25 printer which worked okay but today it stopped
    printing in KDE.
    I have Xorg 7.0, KDE 3.5.1. I installed drivers from Lexmark site and
    printer worked okay long time ago. Today I start printing somethin in the
    OpenOffice and nothing. Than I reboot computer ( I boot in CLI) and printed
    test from console and it works but when I start KDE and try printing again
    it didn't work. I didn't change nothing and there are no errors.
    *
    Thanks,

    Mitja

  2. Re: printer

    ajtiM wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > I have a Lexmark Z25 printer which worked okay but today it stopped
    > printing in KDE.
    > I have Xorg 7.0, KDE 3.5.1. I installed drivers from Lexmark site and
    > printer worked okay long time ago. Today I start printing somethin in the
    > OpenOffice and nothing. Than I reboot computer ( I boot in CLI) and
    > printed test from console and it works but when I start KDE and try
    > printing again it didn't work. I didn't change nothing and there are no
    > errors.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mitja


    Is CUPS running (assuming you use it)?

    ps aux|grep cupsd

    will tell you.

    If it is not running go to the KDE printer manager and start it and see if
    that helps.


    Al


  3. Re: printer

    ANC wrote:

    > ajtiM wrote:
    >
    >> Hi!
    >>
    >> I have a Lexmark Z25 printer which worked okay but today it stopped
    >> printing in KDE.
    >> I have Xorg 7.0, KDE 3.5.1. I installed drivers from Lexmark site and
    >> printer worked okay long time ago. Today I start printing somethin in the
    >> OpenOffice and nothing. Than I reboot computer ( I boot in CLI) and
    >> printed test from console and it works but when I start KDE and try
    >> printing again it didn't work. I didn't change nothing and there are no
    >> errors.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Mitja

    >
    > Is CUPS running (assuming you use it)?
    >
    > ps aux|grep cupsd
    >
    > will tell you.
    >
    > If it is not running go to the KDE printer manager and start it and see if
    > that helps.
    >
    >
    > Al

    4376 0.0 0.3 4948 1884 ? Ss Mar18 0:00 cupsd
    23757 0.0 0.1 1996 568 pts/1 S+ 08:02 0:00 grep cupsd

    Yes, it does and if I am going to console printer works.

  4. Re: printer

    ANC wrote:

    > ajtiM wrote:
    >
    >> Hi!
    >>
    >> I have a Lexmark Z25 printer which worked okay but today it stopped
    >> printing in KDE.
    >> I have Xorg 7.0, KDE 3.5.1. I installed drivers from Lexmark site and
    >> printer worked okay long time ago. Today I start printing somethin in the
    >> OpenOffice and nothing. Than I reboot computer ( I boot in CLI) and
    >> printed test from console and it works but when I start KDE and try
    >> printing again it didn't work. I didn't change nothing and there are no
    >> errors.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Mitja

    >
    > Is CUPS running (assuming you use it)?
    >
    > ps aux|grep cupsd
    >
    > will tell you.
    >
    > If it is not running go to the KDE printer manager and start it and see if
    > that helps.
    >
    >
    > Al


    MOre info about my problem (cups error log):

    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Adding start banner page "none" to job 2.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Adding end banner page "none" to job 2.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Job 2 queued on 'Z25' by 'ajtim'.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops
    (PID 6
    877) for job 2.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started
    filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster (P
    ID 6878) for job 2.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started
    filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertoz35 (
    PID 6879) for job 2.
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb
    (PID 68
    80) for job 2.
    E [19/Mar/2006:13:13:57 -0600] PID 6879 stopped with status 0!
    I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:57 -0600] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to
    find
    out more.



  5. Re: printer

    ajtiM wrote:

    > ANC wrote:
    >
    >> ajtiM wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi!
    >>>
    >>> I have a Lexmark Z25 printer which worked okay but today it stopped
    >>> printing in KDE.
    >>> I have Xorg 7.0, KDE 3.5.1. I installed drivers from Lexmark site and
    >>> printer worked okay long time ago. Today I start printing somethin in
    >>> the OpenOffice and nothing. Than I reboot computer ( I boot in CLI) and
    >>> printed test from console and it works but when I start KDE and try
    >>> printing again it didn't work. I didn't change nothing and there are no
    >>> errors.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Mitja

    >>
    >> Is CUPS running (assuming you use it)?
    >>
    >> ps aux|grep cupsd
    >>
    >> will tell you.
    >>
    >> If it is not running go to the KDE printer manager and start it and see
    >> if that helps.
    >>
    >>
    >> Al

    >
    > MOre info about my problem (cups error log):
    >
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Adding start banner page "none" to job 2.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Adding end banner page "none" to job 2.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Job 2 queued on 'Z25' by 'ajtim'.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstops
    > (PID 6
    > 877) for job 2.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started
    > filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster (P
    > ID 6878) for job 2.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started
    > filter /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertoz35 (
    > PID 6879) for job 2.
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:56 -0600] Started backend /usr/lib/cups/backend/usb
    > (PID 68
    > 80) for job 2.
    > E [19/Mar/2006:13:13:57 -0600] PID 6879 stopped with status 0!
    > I [19/Mar/2006:13:13:57 -0600] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug"
    > to find
    > out more.


    A few thoughts in no particular order:

    What version of which distro are you running and on what hardware? When and
    where did you install xorg 7.0? (I thought this was still in alpha).

    In a browser go to http://localhost:631

    and make sure all the settings look right for the printer... and try to
    print a test page for your printer.

    Also, in a terminal see if you find anything by running: dmesg after a print
    job fails. There might be some info there. I'm wondering if hal or hotplug
    or udev or whatever is creating a /dev/ttyUSBxx that your printer is not
    really connected to.

    Are you sure you did no upgrades or updates or installs of anything BEFORE
    the printer stopped working?

    Do you have xprint and xprint-common installed? I don't think you need them,
    but you might.

    Once KDE is up and running, turn off your printer for 60 seconds and then
    turn it on again, and see if you get any new stuff by running dmesg.

    Reinstall the printer.

    I see from Linuxprinting.org that there is no z25 listed. Are you sure that
    is the model. You might get some info here:
    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...um=Lexmark-Z23

    BTW, Lexmark is about the least Linux-friendly printer manuf. on the market
    TTBOMK. Maybe they are getting better with new drivers?

    Al


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    ANC wrote:

    >
    > I see from Linuxprinting.org that there is no z25 listed. Are you sure
    > that is the model. You might get some info here:
    > http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...um=Lexmark-Z23
    >
    > BTW, Lexmark is about the least Linux-friendly printer manuf. on the
    > market TTBOMK. Maybe they are getting better with new drivers?
    >
    > Al


    I will do what did you wrote. For now I have Lexmark Z25 and I downloaded
    drivers from there site. I have this prnter two years and it was okay on
    Debian and SuSE which I had before and on the Arch which I have now was
    okay two. Once again I will do what did you wrote.

    Thank you for now



  7. Re: printer

    ANC wrote:


    > BTW, Lexmark is about the least Linux-friendly printer manuf. on the
    > market TTBOMK. Maybe they are getting better with new drivers?
    >
    > Al


    /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35
    direct z35:/dev/usb/lp0 "Lexmark Inkjet color printer" "Lexmark Printer"

    If I wrote:

    /usr/lib/cups/backend/z35 utilities

    and press letter a for aligning cartridges, it works:

    Lexmark Z35 CUPS Driver Command-Line Utility (2003-10-07)
    Copyright (c) Lexmark International, Inc., KY, USA. All rights reserved.


    Aligning cartridges..........
    Operation succeeded. Press any key to exit program.



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