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Subject  :  Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  23 Jan, 2007 on 02:25
"The Lexmark color laser printers that are compatible with OS/2 are the
C522, and the C524. The C520 is also able to work with OS/2, but it is a
retail only printer. You can purchase this printer from Sam's Club, or
Staples. The C520 and C524 printer can be found on the Lexmark website at
http://www.lexmark.com "

I asked Lexmark if they had any color laser printers that work with OS/2-eCS. The above is their reply. I will check the prices.


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Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  23 Jan, 2007 on 02:40
http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22J0040
c520n information
http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?prodCatType=1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=144135&cmArea=SEARCH
$499.99 at Staples.com

http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22H0050
c522n information

http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22B0000
c524 information
http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?prodCatType=1&storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&productId=143997&cmArea=SEARCH
$699.98 at Staples.com

It is more than what I paid for the HP CLJ 1600 but if it works with OS/2, it might be worth the extra cost.

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Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  25 Jan, 2007 on 19:02
I am quite impressed that they were willing to talk about OS/2, and even know that there are current compatible products. If I am ever in the market for a printer, I will be looking at Lexmark.

Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  zman zirkle@wizard.net
Date  :  25 Jan, 2007 on 21:16
you know lexmark's history? because of it, banks widely used ibm / lexmark printers. this line of printers has its own processor unlike a "win-printer". how much longer they can afford to make "real" printers is anyone's guess. my 4039 10r has been a great investment (cost me $3,300.00)

Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  26 Jan, 2007 on 22:01
I think it is a good idea to support companies that still support OS/2-eCS.

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Subject  :  OS/2 Drivers for the Lexmark C520, C522 and C524
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  06 Mar, 2007 on 00:32
http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22J0040
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:79:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=OS/2&target=
Lexmark C520n
http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22H0050
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?category=Firmware&ccs=229:1:0:511:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=OS/2
Lexmark C522n
http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/22B0000
http://downloads.lexmark.com/cgi-perl/downloads.cgi?category=Firmware&ccs=229:1:0:511:0:0&searchLang=en&os_group=OS/2
Lexmark C524
Even though they do not show support for OS/2, Lexmark said they could be used with OS/2.

http://search.lexmark.com/printer/US/en/14D0070
I did a search at the Lexmark site using 'os/2' and the above was the results.

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Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  07 Mar, 2007 on 03:05
http://www.downloaddelivery.com/srfilecache/C52X.ZIP
"Firmware flash file for Lexmark C52x series network printers. The following package contain the firmware flash files and also readme files. The primary purpose for these releases is to account for the new 2007 DST changes that will be effecting AST, EST, CST, MST, PST, Alaska, and Newfoundland time zones."

"Operating Systems: AIX, Caldera OpenLinux, Classic, Compaq Tru64 UNIX 4.0F, Compaq Tru64 UNIX 5.1, DOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Digital UNIX 4.0D, HPUX, Lindows 4.5, Linpus Linux, Linspire, Linux Mandrake, Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9.x.x, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.4.x Intel, Mac OS X 10.x.x, NCR MP RAS, NetWare 5.1, NetWare 6.0, NetWare 6.5, NetWare NDPS, NetWare NDS, Novell Open Enterprise Server, OS/2, OS/2 Warp, Red Flag Linux, Red Hat Linux, SCO OpenServer 5.0.5, SCO OpenServer 5.0.6, SCO Unixware 2.1.3, SCO Unixware 7.1, SGI IRIX 6.5.x, SuSE Linux, Sun Solaris SPARC, Sun Solaris x86, SunOS 4.1.3, TurboLinux, Vista_x64, Vista_x86, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows X64 Server 2003, Windows X64 XP, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64, n/a"

I was told that this is not the driver but firmware. I am looking for the OS/2 driver.

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Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  obiwan
Date  :  07 Mar, 2007 on 21:59
Logically, then, if there are no OS/2 drivers available for download from Lexmark or on disk with the printer, it seems there are only two possibilities.

1) This printer series is known to work with existing Lexmark-OS/2 drivers included with eComStation.

2) The Lexmark tech support was mistaken about it being compatible with OS/2.

It would be nice to know the answer to this.


Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  RobertM
Date  :  08 Mar, 2007 on 02:59
I *think* this printer has a Postscript mode which might work with the current PS drivers, or with using the WinPPD converter.

I can tell you that the printers have fabulous output, and that you can connect to the print server on the machine using your web browser from any OS, though I have not yet tried to print to it from an OS/2 station. Unfortunately, the printer we set up (a c520n) is at a client's and the eCS station there is their main server that I don't feel like messing with to test it... but if we sell another one, I'll try to set it up and test it here before we drop it off (dont hold your breath though - most of our network setups do not include printers, so it may be a long while).

-Robert

PS: And yes, we are setting up eCS servers at client locations - nothing but eCS servers... 3 up so far, 3 more coming soon, 100 long term...


Subject  :  Re:Lexmark and OS/2?
Author  :  danjay
Date  :  08 Apr, 2007 on 19:47
Bought the Lexmark C522 at CDW for ~$300 (closeout sale)
and set it up as a postscript
printer. What I did was to just select the Lexmark C720 postscript driver when
setting up in ecomstation (gets you pscript.drv). That gives a nice icon and I renamed it C522. Its running as a network printer and gives beautiful output.
I did update the firmware as well. Couldn't get either the browser or tftp
to work from ecomstation, but could ftp the file to the printer and it
then updated.

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