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Where can I find the proper drivers for a Lexmark X5150 printer? I don't have an internet connection on this computer.

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Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04? –  Thomas Boxley Dec 28 '11 at 5:11

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Whilst Lexmark has begun to support linux with a few of their current printers, unfortunately they did not produce one for your particular model.

This was discussed over at linux mint

Lexmark X5150

Does this printer work with free software?

No. If you are able to purchase a new machine, buy an OfficeJet, or a suggested printer.

Another possibility is to configure for several different lexmark printers, and hope that one works. Like a lottery.

Does Lexmark have drivers for this machine?

No. Their binary driver set does not support it.

Does scanning work?

No. You'll definitely have to write a driver yourself.

If you have your PC in a small network containing a Windows PC you could use a technique such as I described in this Q&A to print to it if the printer was attached to the Windows PC.

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Even though my printer is Linux supported I can't download the Linux driver from their support page. There is a compatibility list for the printers as published by Lexmark. Problem even with that list is that most of these are 32-bit only. :( –  Karlson Dec 27 '11 at 21:08
    
the x5150 is not on the list... what is your printer? –  fossfreedom Dec 27 '11 at 21:23
    
I have X6675. Here is the driver –  Karlson Dec 27 '11 at 21:27
    
ok - that's worth a new question - something like "how do I install a 32bit printer driver in 64bit ubuntu vxx.xx" –  fossfreedom Dec 27 '11 at 21:28
    
I actually just submitted one. Made me realize that the main reason I ran a 32-bit OS is no longer there. :) –  Karlson Dec 27 '11 at 21:32

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