Printer - Canon F30 aka MPC400 on USB
There is no native linux driver but using one of the CUPS S600 drivers will work. I done this via Samba share when the computer its connected to is infested, but I am trying to move away from infested computers.
The problem is CUPS doesn't show that there is a printer on the USB port, so it refuses to allow me to install a printer on that port using the kludge for the drivers.
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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04a9:2611 Canon, Inc. SmartBase MPC400
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
YES - Printer was on and connected during startup
All my printer experience has been with either parallel or network based printers and have never had an issue unless it was some totally unsupported winprinter crap. The USB ones have always come up on the port in CUPS for me to either use a CUPS driver or a generic PCL or other driver.
The question boils down to...
What obvious simple step am I missing in getting CUPS to recognize that there is a printer on the USB port?
I am less worried about scanning at this point, I'll work on that via SANE after I get printing to work.
Thanks in advance.