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I'm trying to install the Lexmark X1290 printer on a 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 system. I previously had this printer working flawlessly on a 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04.

I'm following the instructions from and using the Z600 series driver from Lexmark.

Create a directory named lexmark and unpack the driver:

mkdir lexmark
tar -xvzf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz

Extract the driver from the install script:

tail -n +143 > install.tar.gz

And untar it:

tar -xvzf install.tar.gz

This generates 2 drivers (z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm and z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm) that then should be converted to .deb files with alien and installed with dpkg, but -as the filenames already indicate- the drivers are for 32-bit systems and not for 64-bit systems. Hence the error:

$ sudo dpkg -i z600cups_1.0-2_i386.deb 
dpkg: error processing z600cups_1.0-2_i386.deb (--install):
  package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
  Errors were encountered while processing: z600cups_1.0-2_i386.deb

Any idea how I can get this to work?

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I'm not familiar with this driver, but you could force the installation by running:

sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i z600cups_1.0-2_i386.deb

It might still not work, but it's worth a try.

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This did indeed the trick! (a note to people in the same position and following the above mentioned tutorial: if you get a CUPS 'server-error-internal-error' after selecting the .ppd.gz, just gunzip and select the .ppd file.) – BioGeek Nov 30 '10 at 17:29
PS: Oli, if you have an account on superuser and provide the same answer to the the question there:… I'll accept it as the correct answer there as well. – BioGeek Nov 30 '10 at 17:32
Glad it worked and I've Answered that one too :) – Oli Nov 30 '10 at 17:36

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