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#1 Wenxa

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:05 AM

Okay... I am using Ubintu (10.10) for the time in a long while.
Am installing a Lexmark S305 printer. Have downloaded driver from Lexmark and extracted it.
I begin installation and get a window saying administrator (root) privileges are needed to
perform this installation.
What do I need to enter into the window entry area to complete installation?
Thanks for any help.

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#2 CharlesHagies

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:22 AM

Suggest you have a look at this article...


Hope this helps!

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:22 AM

The installer needs to be run as root, but doesn't seem to know that Ubuntu has the root account disabled by default. You will need to start the installer from the terminal with the sudo command. For example let's assume that the installer file is located on your desktop and that your username is wexna, you would open a terminal and type this command:
sudo sh /home/wexna/Desktop/lexmark-inkjet-legacy-1.0-1.i386.deb.sh

and then supply your logon password.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 09:05 AM

Got it..that makes sense.... that should do it !!!!!!
Thank you both very much for your quick reply.




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