Lexmark E240 printing issues

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Published on 2014-06-02T09:44:14Z Indexed on 2014/06/02 9:51 UTC
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I have Lexmark E240 laser printer. I have been using it with 12.04 (32bit) for 2 years with no significant issues. Since lexmark does not support this printer on linux, I used alternatives drivers that were suggested by the community, such as HP-lasterjet, E238, generic PS, etc. They all worked fine, more or less.

After upgrading to 14.04 (64bit fresh install) I tried to configure the printer as before, but now I have problems.

The test page is ok, but when printing, most of the times, the first page in the document will be printed very partially and in 300% zoom. Next page might be ok. If I turn off the printer and back on, the first page might be ok, but in the next print job, it will be broken again.

I used all the above printer options. Same results. I did NOT install the lexmark drivers since they are intended for 12.04 and the package manager report that it is in "bad quality" (don't know why).

Does anyone has any experience with this printer in 14.04 64bit ?

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