loading printer drivers

May 8, 2011 at 13:43:02
Specs: Ubuntu 11.04, Intel i3/4GB RAM
my O/S is Ubuntu 11-04.
my problem is loading printer drivers for a Lexmark Prospect Pro 205 all in one printer.
I have the drivers from Lexmark support.
when I try to open them and have them run I get the following Error message........
Lua Error
config/run.lua:1476:attempt to index global"ownership"(a nil value) .
Has anyone got any idea what this error
is and how do I get the printer drivers on my System??
Thank
Chuck

Chuck Wisher


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#1
May 8, 2011 at 21:54:02
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubunt...

If that thread doesn't help solve the problem, put the error message in google for more search results.

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#2
May 9, 2011 at 05:48:57
Thank you
But I am the person asking the question in the thread you suggest.
The session ended with a request to close the thread and re-ask the question in the hopes some else would pick it up and have a different direction to follow.
What I have found out is, Lua a "sub" programming language, how it effects the opening and running of the driver file I'm not certain. But without it the file fails to do anything.
Thank you for your assistance.
Chuck

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#3
May 9, 2011 at 06:52:47
I never had any success with Linux or Unix printing. The Ubuntu GUI looked so easy & I still couldn't get it to work. Try CUPS.

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#4
May 9, 2011 at 07:23:00
Good morning........
I too have had many issues with the Linux operating system and printers....
Usually it comes down to the fact the printers i've used for years just don't work on the Linux system.
But, this time I thought it would be different. with the release of 11.04 and the vast improvements over the years to the system i expected the printer issues to be a thing of the past.............i was wrong......it isn't.
I've looked into CUPS and really didn't see anything helpful.
So now I back with Lexmark support and trying to get them to correct the issues.
After all.....they market the product outside the the United States and the Ubuntu system is popular in Europe,,,,,,,so some has to have this problem before.
We'll see.........
Thanks for all your help.
Chuck

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#5
May 9, 2011 at 14:23:23
Where did you get the drivers from? Did they work in last version?

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#6
May 9, 2011 at 23:30:50
Hello Jefro.
the drivers were gotten from the Lexmark support page. In response to a request for help.
with the drivers download to my desktop I have been having issues in getting the file to open and run. I submitted a request for additional information on my problems and asked for an explanation on the error messages. to date I have the printer for over ten days and have written to Lexmark support for a total of eight times on the latest problem with no results.........they act as a deaf as a post.
As for did this printer function on the earlier version of Ubuntu, no this is a brand new printer just out of the box.
So..........do you have any ideas that may open this file?

Chuck Wisher


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#7
May 10, 2011 at 05:47:30
what is the name of the file?

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#8
May 10, 2011 at 08:46:14
Hello Guapo.
The file name is as follows;
Lexmark-inkjet-legacy-1.0-1.i386.deb.sh

That's it............

Chuck

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#9
May 10, 2011 at 13:06:53
Did you run sudo Lexmark-inkjet-legacy-1.0-1.i386.deb.sh to install?

You can actually run each command at a time from that .sh script to see what line causes that error.

I suspect that the older drivers are linked to something that is out of sync on the new 11.04.
The driver is actually a debian file and may not be fully in line with ubuntu. Try a pure debian install.

You may have to look for other open sourced drivers or see in anyone has figured out how to use windows drivers.

Some of the printers can be used in a similar or common driver also.

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#10
May 10, 2011 at 23:04:11
Jefro.
I have typed in the SUDO command in the terminal window and the result......
"command not found"

Any ideas?
Chuck

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#11
May 11, 2011 at 14:08:07
No.

sudo not SUDO

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#12
May 12, 2011 at 08:12:24
Hello Jefro,
i retyped the commands with and without using caps and the results are the same
"no command found"

Chuck

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#13
May 14, 2011 at 05:43:01
To All who helped..........
Thank you but I think the time has come to bring this discussion to a closed.
My printer will just have to function on Windows instead of Linux.
Now to write a STRONGLY worded letter to Lexmark for their lack of customer
support.
Thank you once again
Chuck

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#14
May 14, 2011 at 06:01:05
I never had any success with Unix or Linux print drivers either.

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#15
May 24, 2011 at 19:16:08
config/run.lua:1476

Config is a directory in /tmp created when the .sh installer file is executed. Within that directory is a file named run.lua. Scan to line number 1476 and your error is there. I have virtually the same problem and figured that much so far and have no idea how to read this language.


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#16
June 15, 2011 at 13:27:00
Hello,
I found some things on the net.
First, there mistakes into the lua scripts. Somebody already solved it :
http://dylanmtaylor.com/2011/04/17/...
Unfortunately, if you use 32 bits Ubuntu as i do, you will face another problem which is not resolved yet for me.

Hope this helps.


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#17
January 30, 2012 at 02:18:55
The new HP Printers work fine with Ubuntu Lucid 10.04LTS. It's great to see HP supporting Linux.

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