Tutorials/Set up a Dell A920 printer with SUSE Linux

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I wrote this tutorial for my A920, but it has been reported to work with

  • Dell A920
  • Dell Photo 720
  • Lexmark z615


check the environment

change to root

su -

have CUPS running

kolossus:~ # /etc/init.d/cups status
Checking for cupsd:                                                    running
kolossus:~ #

Get the files

  • download this file (from Lexmark)
  • rename CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz to CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.tar.gz
  • extract CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.tar.gz to /home/myuser. You get /home/myuser/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1
  • in /home/myuser/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1, start (there may be a skippable error message)
chmod 777 z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh
./z600cups-1.0-1.gz.sh -target target

You'll find the extracted files in the folder target.

  • change dir to /home/myuser/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1/target

install the driver

  • install z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm
  • try to install z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
kolossus:/home/myuser/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1/target # rpm -ivh  z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        cups >= 1:1.1.15-10 is needed by z600cups-1.0-1
kolossus:/home/myuser/CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1/target #
  • verify that your cups version is >=1.1.15-10
kolossus:~ # rpm -qv cups
kolossus:~ #
  • install z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh --nodeps z600cups-1.0-1.i386.rpm

install the printer

  • get a cups password
lppasswd -a cups
  • point your browser to http://localhost:631
  • chose Manage Printers|Add printer
  • log in with the username cups and your cups password
  • take a920 as name, leave description and location blank -> Continue
  • take USB Printer #1 as device -> Continue
  • in the following dialog, chose LEXMARK -> Continue
  • Chose Lexmark Z600 v1.0-1 (en) -> Continue
  • select a920
  • select print Testpage

now it works at me.

additional info

the link for the Linux Development Kit can be found at:


How to do it with RedHat 9: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=152840
Where I started: http://josiah.ritchietribe.net/blog/archive/2004/04/714/
How to do it with gentoo: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=149001
How to do it with debian: http://www.finebushpeople.net/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=98/