Installing deb drivers by rpm

Asked by John Wilson on 2020-07-29

I bought a new Lexmark printer and downloaded 'lexmark_network-scan-linux-glibc2_x86_64.deb' from Lexmark's website.
The instructions from Lexmark is to use Redhat Package Manager to install.
Which packages do I need to download?

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Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #1

Hello John Wilson -

As it is a .deb file our native package management system will handle it.

cd to the directory where lexmark_network-scan-linux-glibc2_x86_64.deb resides
then execute:
sudo dpkg -i lexmark_network-scan-linux-glibc2_x86_64.deb

to unpack and install the driver.

-my bit to try and help-

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #2

Thank you for your help
The unpacking worked here is the output:
john@john-H81M-S2H-GSM:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i lexmark_network-scan-linux-glibc2_04022020_x86_64.deb
(Reading database ... 243640 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack lexmark_network-scan-linux-glibc2_04022020_x86_64.deb ...

--------------------------
Installing network-scan ...
--------------------------
Please remember to review the license agreement before
using this software.
Unpacking lexmark-network-scan (3.7.0.0-1) over (3.7.0.0-1) ...
Setting up lexmark-network-scan (3.7.0.0-1) ...
   -- Updating symbolic links
symbolic link /usr/local/lexmark/unix_scan_drivers/jre/bin/ControlPanel currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/local/lexmark/unix_scan_drivers/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjsig.so currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/local/lexmark/unix_scan_drivers/jre/man/ja currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/lexscan currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-lexmark_nscan.so currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-lexmark_nscan.so.1 currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/lib64/sane/libsane-lexmark_nscan.so.1.0.16 currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/ar/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/pt/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/zh/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /usr/share/locale/zh_TW/LC_MESSAGES/sane-lexmark_nscan.mo currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/lexmark_nscan.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan13.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan14.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan16.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan17.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan6.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/sane.d/scan.conf currently exists. Removing.
symbolic link /etc/udev/rules.d/99-lexmark.rules currently exists. Removing.

EU waste electronics information
********************************

The WEEE logo signifies specific recycling programs and procedures for
electronic products in countries of the European Union. We encourage
the recycling of our products. If you have further questions about
recycling options in European Union countries, please refer to the
document listed below.

  /usr/local/lexmark/docs/EU_Waste_Electronic_Information.pdf

*******************************

    Notes:
      a. A complete user guide is available in HTML format.

          /usr/lexscan/docs/ug/en/index.html

      b. If your system has an enabled firewall, the driver may
          not function correctly. You can either disable your firewall
          or open the required scanning ports; tcp:9751-9760. See the
          user guide for more details.

      c. If your system is already USB-connected to the scanner before
          installation was completed, this application may not function
          correctly. Please detach and re-attach the USB cable.

      d. Log off, and then log on to your computer before scanning from
          the device.

Installation Complete.

However when I try and install the printer I get the message "no suitable driver found.'
Tried using the recommended driver from the database with no better result and don't seem to be able to install a ppd

Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #3

John Wilson

A thought - secure boot ?
As this is 3rd party, in modern systems one must disable secure boot or other work-a-rounds to install these drivers.

-maybe-

John Wilson (jwilsondmartin) said : #4

I plugged the printer into my router and then things started to work.
Thank you for your help

Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #5

John Wilson;

Heh heh - glad you got it fingered out.

linux
-good things happen-