This article tells you how to download the Lexmark PPD, log into CUPS, create a printer queue, and modify queue settings on a Linux operating system.
Downloading the Lexmark PPD
How to Install the Lexmark PPDs for the T64x, W840, and C920 Printers into CUPS for instructions on obtaining the latest Lexmark PPDs for your printer.
Log into CUPS
Open a Web browser (e.g., Konqueror or Mozilla).
Enter the following URL to access the CUPS Administration page: http://localhost:631/admin.
When prompted for a user name, use root and the root password. NOTE: On SuSE systems, you will need to create an account with lppasswd and use this account instead of root.
Create a Printer Queue
After logging into CUPS, select Add Printer.
Enter a queue name (e.g., lex_queue) in the Name field and click Continue.
Select AppSocket/HP JetDirect as the Device type and click Continue.
Enter socket://printer_hostname:9100 in the Device URI field and click Continue. NOTE: Replace printer_hostname with the printer's host name or IP address.
Select Lexmark from the Make list and click Continue.
Select your printer model from the Model/Driver list and click Continue. The printer queue will be created.
Modify Queue Options
In a Web browser, enter http://localhost:631/printers/lex_queue.
NOTE: Substitute lex_queue with your printer queue name.
Under the printer icon, select Configure Printer. The following options are configurable:
Once you have made your change(s), click Continue to save the new settings.
NOTE: For instructions on creating a Lexmark printer queue for CUPS through a command line, How to Create a Lexmark Printer Queue for CUPS Through a Command Line.
Still Need Help?
If you are having difficulties creating a queue in CUPS, please contact the Lexmark Technical Support Center at 800-LEXMARK for additional support. NOTE:Customers outside the US should click here to visit our support Web site in order to obtain the contact number for their region.
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