I have a Lexmark T642 and it will not print text files, it just prints random characters at the top of each page and outputs about 10 extra pages each time. I have to convert my text files to postscript and ftp them to the printer, it will then print the postscript fine, but doing this is slow and annoying. any ideas??
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Re: Lexmark T642: Will not print text files in Linux
Sounds like there is something corrupt with the driver or the wrong driver is associated with the printer. Delete the printer from the computer, but leave attached. Download the newest driver directly from Lexmark and execute the download. The computer should then automatically re-install the printer.
please visit the link below to download the correct driver for your printer directly from Lexmark.
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I recommend you use the software you can download from the Lexmark website. Just click on this link: http://bit.ly/c4atAd. Click on the Microsoft, Macintosh, Linux/Ubuntu or Other dropdown to choose the operating system version of your computer. Download and install the software. Hope this helps.
Hi, The setting should be on the driver. Once you are ready to print a document just select print then printer options and you should see the option of two sided printing and select the long edge or short edge. If you want to know where in the printer menus is the option, then go to the printer menus then select Finishing Menu then Duplex and just select ON. that should activate the duplex option.
this error is a scanner lost lock error and can be caused by the scanner or the logic board. if this error comes up immediately on power up the scanner motor is not initializing by percentages of failure the scanner is approximately 85% the logic board 15% i would change the scanner
I've had this problem with the Lexmarks's T640 printers connected via USB to Mac OS 10.5.5 machines.
Problem: The Mac OS' default resolution of 1200 DPI for this printer causes the printer to have to rasterize the print job again AFTER it arrives at the printer. The printer does a painfully slow job of this.
Solution: Change the default resolution of your print jobs to "600dpi".
1.)Call up the printer settings menu by starting a print job and clicking the up-arrow next to "Printer" box.
2.)Click on the drop-down list with the name of your application and choose "Printer Features". Change your resolution to "600dpi". Oddly, I find that "1200dpi Image Quality" is almost as fast.
3.)It might be a good idea to "Save as" this new configuration in the "Presets" menu at the top of your list.
You should notice a tenfold increase in the time it takes the printer to actually produce print jobs now.
Additionally, in the "Color Matching" settings (you can get there by changing from the "Printer Features" settings), be sure that you are using "ColorSync" so your printer isn't having to do any additional processing in that area.