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Dell 720 on SuSE 9.3

July 22nd, 2005 - Random(1 min)

Using all kind of info off the net, I’ve figured it out: you can actually use it:

  1. Download the z600 tarball from Lexmark

  2. Extract all it’s components (few TCL scripts and RPMs)

  3. install the RPMs (the cups one needs –nodeps to install, as it’s compiled against a oddly numbered version of cups)

  4. reconfigure the printer using yast as Lexmark Z600 and print the text test page (otherwise, you’ll waste a lot of ink).

  5. if you’re using apt-get, you’ll notice that it won’t work anymore (because of the cups rpm) and it’s going to want a


    . great that

    RPM::Ignore { "z600cups"; };

    is allowed :)

  6. Now you can use your fav apt frontend.

Hope someone finds it useful…

– This is a really old post published originally on my blogspot blog

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