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I am attempting to setup my Lexmark 1020 inkjet printer (the documentation says it should be DeskJet 500 C compatible).  I have downloaded and installed both APSfilter and magic-filter, but whenever I try to print all I get is black blocks on the page.
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Well, I've setuped my printer a few days ago. It's a HP510, but I think the way to get it working is the same.

I also installed APSFilter and couldn't get it working.
I installed magic-filter and it works now...

To install magic-filter properly just go to the source dir, do a make, then make install, copy the apropiate filter in filters dir to /usr/local/bin, then edit your /etc/printcap and write the following line:

lp:lp=/dev/lp0:sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:mx#0:if=/usr/local/bin/dj500c-filter:sh:

For this example I assume you have printer connected to lp0 port.
You should replace it with the correct device.

If you did this before, this is not an answer ;)
Hope you get it working, cause i take about a week to put mine working.
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