I've been trying to get my Lexmark x1290 to work on Ubuntu 12.04.

According to this post, the z600 driver should work to print, so I downloaded the z600 driver from here and installed it through the Ubuntu Software Center.

I plugged in my printer and went to the "Printer" section under System Settings... and followed the wizard to install it. It showed up as "1200-series" but never gave me a choice to choose the driver and when I try to print to it, it pops up a message that it is printing and then that it is done printing, but it is definitely not printing anything.

What am I doing wrong here?

  • Does this work for you? How to Install a Lexmark z600 series printer – Uri Herrera Sep 11 '12 at 17:57
  • Nope. I did these steps and it still is not working: install libstdc++5 from synaptic. install getlibs-all.deb. install lexmark.z600-0.4.deb. go to System/Administration/Printing. choose Lexmark z600 printer – jamie Sep 11 '12 at 20:04
  • It worked fine for me. I used the Ubuntu Software Center to install the driver and then I went to Printers and added it. The new driver appeared at the end of the drivers list for Lexmark. – user277849 May 4 '14 at 14:59

I don't know much about your printer but you can search for it by using

ls /bin/ /usr/bin/ | sort | grep "your printer name"

and then you can configure it

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