Lexmark Printers Not Supported in Linux

Last Updated on 11/15/2009 by dboth

If you are considering using Linux at any time in the near future, you should definitely not purchase a Lexmark printer of any kind. The company does not support Linux in any way and there are no working drivers of any kind available for most Lexmark printers.

Some people have managed to make a few Lexmark printers work, but it was a very frustrating and time-consuming process. I am not sure why the drivers for Lexmark are even included with Linux distributions because they work so poorly or not at all.

Note: Many Dell printers are actually Lexmark printers with a Dell Logo. Dell does supply Linux drivers for some printers, but some may not work well and may need hacked to work at all. Others, such as the V505 do seem to work in installed from the RPMs on the Dell web site.

I use Brother and HP for my printing needs and they work quite well. Even the HP All-in-one printers work very well. Xerox printers are also well supported and I have a large network attached Xerox copier/fax/printer working at one of my customers.

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