Again, something it took forever to figure out… – Lexmark z605 printer driver problem: “I successfully got the Lexmark Z605 to run under Fedora Core 3 on a Toshiba Satellite A65-S1070 via USB cable.

If you don’t have the same FC release as I do, or different hardware, your mileage may vary.

Here are the step I took after reading this thread and the thread at

1. I made sure my cups and cups libs packages were up to date. Current versions are: cups 1:1.1.22-0.rc1.8.5.i386 and cups-libs 1:1.1.22-0.rc1.8.5.i386.

2. I downloaded the driver from Lexmark…me=&fileID=1151 .

3. mkdir lexmark (creating a temporary directory to untar the driver file in).

4. mv CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz lexmark/

5. cd lexmark

6. tar -zxvf CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz (this will leave you with the original tar.gz file in your directory along with COPYING, README and

7. sh ./ -keep (this will create a subdirectory called ‘installer’ .. ignore the errors you see!)

8. cd installer/

9. su , then enter your password. up until this point your havn’t been working as root .. right??

10. rpm -i –nodeps z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm

11. rpm -i z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm

12. Browse to the CUPS web interface, http://localhost:631/ .

13. Click on ‘Printers’

14. Click on ‘Add Printer’

15. Follow the self explanatory dialogues to set up your printer. Within a minute you should be printing a test page.

If something goes wrong, make sure you followed all of these steps in the exact order I did them.


It took me forever to figure this out…

Sorry, this isn’t really for you. It took me forever to find out how to make something work, and I don’t want to lose it, so I’m going to post it here. If you’re curious, it’s how to make a Trident CyberBlade video card work with Fedora Linux.

this works for me:

-install in text mode
-once installed, restart, at boot enter grub configuation and append the folowing commands to the kernel line: vga=791 3
-/boot/grub/grub.conf must be changed to start always with framebuffer enabled



title Fedora Core (
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb vga=791 3
initrd /boot/initrd-


-edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and select as video driver fbdev



Section “Device”
Identifier “Videocard0”
Driver “fbdev”
VendorName “Videocard vendor”
BoardName “Trident CyberBladeXp”

-now run X and check if works.