Solved

Nothing works in Linux!

Posted on 2003-12-01
8
541 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Have just bought and successfully installed Red Hat 9 (what a process!) but now i find that neither my printer nor my modem seems to be supported. I have a Lexmark Z34 printer, and despite promises on the box of Linux drivers on their website there are none, and none are supplied with the software. I also have a bog-standard Conexant 56K ACLink Modem that doesn't appear to work (though this may be me not knowing EXACTLY how to set it up....), that i have been told will not work because it is specifically a WinModem. I wondered if anyone knows how i can get either of these devices working as Linux is pretty pointless until they are?!
0
Comment
Question by:varyaméreon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:liddler
ID: 9851054
Don't know about the printer, but winmodems are a pain, but can be configured, best place to start is: http://www.linmodems.org/ and use the scanModem tool
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:Gns
Gns earned 20 total points
ID: 9851083
Does the printer work with one of it's "relatives" (Z33, Z35 or even 3200)? Seems like Lexmark has desupported the Z34 some time back... All I could find were some vague references to old distros, and some "generic" CUPS dirvers.

For the modem, winmodems are invariably troublesome... You might get something working from http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/ be sure to follow the excellent instructions on the site for what to download, and how to install it.

-- Glenn
0
 
LVL 15

Assisted Solution

by:sr75
sr75 earned 20 total points
ID: 9851116
For the printer, this guy wrote drivers for one lexmark printer but is claiming may work for a variety of printers, including the Z34.

http://home.online.no/~enrio/

There are some instructions there as well.
0
Quiz: What Do These Organizations Have In Common?

Hint: Their teams ended up taking quizzes, too.

 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:pjedmond
ID: 9862796
Linux Connexant drivers are available from here:

http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/

Free for the 14.4K, or $19 for the full speed one. (personally, I'd go out and buy an external modem rather than paying this!)

The Z43 is supported by CUPS, therefore once you have installed cups:

http://127.0.0.1:632/

Add new printer Z43, and set resolution as required.

Hope that helps:)


0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
pjedmond earned 25 total points
ID: 9862814
If that doesn't work, try contacting Lex themselves...if they don't help you, it looks like they claim to support it, so I'd probably take the printer back, and complain that it's been mis-sold, and demand a replacement printer!..that does work under Linux!
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Gns
ID: 10182266
Clearly has been answered -> No refund at least.

-- Glenn
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:liddler
ID: 10190575
PAQ - no refund
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you use Debian 6 Squeeze and you are tired of looking at the childish graphical GDM login screen that is used by default, here's an easy way to change it. If you've already tried to change it you've probably discovered that none of the old met…
I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.

691 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question