Lexmark s605 Interact on Ubuntu 13.10

January 16, 2014

Lexmark S605 Interact printer

Lexmark S605 Interact printer

I struggled for some time to get my Lexmark printer to work both on and off my wireless home network, and it was hard to find help online. One day of frustrating trials and errors boiled down to this:

  1. I installed the recommended drivers from Lexmark Support
  2. I opened the Lexmark Printer Utility from the Ubuntu menue
  3. I followed the instructions to install a new wireless printer.
    Trying to print at this stage gave an error message: Directory “/usr/local/lexmark/v3/bin” has insecure permissions.
  4. Following the advice in this thread.
    I changed the permissions:
    sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/lexmark/v3/bin/printfilter

And it worked :-)