Re: v. elementary problem installing Lexmark z600 printer driver on Lenny
On Friday 04 December 2009 18:25:58 Celejar wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 14:30:09 +0000
> Lisi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Friday 04 December 2009 13:54:22 Celejar wrote:
> > > On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:40:30 +0000
> > >
> > > Lisi <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > But I came unstuck at:
> > > > $ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz # extract the contents produced by tail
> > > > which produced the following error: (the gap between the command and
> > > > the error message was put there by Bash)
> > > >
> > > > dorothy@Lenny:~/Downloads/z600$ tar -xvzf install.tar.gz
> > > >
> > > > gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
> > > > tar: Child returned status 1
> > > > tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
> > > > dorothy@Lenny:~/Downloads/z600$
> > > >
> > > > I am now stuck. I realise that this is elementary and have spent a
> > > > lot of time trying to solve it myself (Google etc.), but I need help!
> > >
> > > Well, AFAIK, this generally means exactly what it says, that the file
> > > you're providing tar with is not actually in gzip format.
> > I know! But I am as at a loss as to what to do about it.
> > > Presumably
> > > something is wrong with the file you created in the previous step.
> > > Post the source of these directions and the location of the file you're
> > > working on so we can take a look for ourselves?
> > Thanks, Celejar.
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=49714
> > http://support.lexmark.com/index?page=answers&startover=y&question=z600+l
> > Sorry - it is very long. You may have to copy and paste. Alternatively,
> Hey, if your mailer doesn't break the link, neither will Sylph - this
> is quality free software we're talking about :)
> > click on <here> on the Ubuntu Forums page above. It seems sometimes to
> > go through to the Window drivers, but entering "600 linux" in the search
> > panel gets the rest of the way through.
> > I really would be extremely grateful for some help.
> Just run the tail command with '-n +143' instead of 141 and you'll get
> a valid gzip archive; I haven't gone further than that.
> FTR, what I did was simple enough: just open the file using, say,
> 'view' ('vi -R'), and skim through it to see where the readable text
> ends and the binary part begins. The first line containing the binary
> data then needs to be passed to tail, as above.
Many thanks!! That's great!!
Simple when you know what you are doing. :-) I should be able to get round to
the printer owner's house tomorrow morning to try this.
(This is the deal-breaker on whether she runs Lenny or XP. And believe me, my
life - and hers ;-) - would be a lot simpler if she were running Lenny.)