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Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:21 pm

I have a Canon Pixma ip1600 printer that is not supported by Linux Mint 5 out of the box. I had to do a bit of googling to find out how to get it working and I found some instructions online that worked like a charm w/ some cutting and pasting, but in Mint 7 (XFCE) it would install the drivers just fine but would not recognize the very last command (as step 7 below):

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Here is a trick to install the PIXMA IP1600 on Ubuntu gutsy using the iP2200 driver.
1- install Alien
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install alien libxml1 libpng3

2-Get the ip 2200 driver
wget http://software.canon-europe.com/files/soft24301/software/iP2200_Linux_260.tar.gz

3-Unzip it
tar -zxf iP2200_Linux_260.tar.gz
and suppress useless ones
rm -f cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.src.rpm cnijfilter-ip2200-lprng-2.60-1.i386.rpm

4-Convert RPM to DEB packages
sudo alien cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm
sudo alien cnijfilter-ip2200-2.60-1.i386.rpm

5-Install drivers
sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_2.60-2_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-ip2200_2.60-2_i386.deb

6-Create magic links to make stuff working :) and update the library
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3
sudo ldconfig

7-Restart the printing manager
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

8-Configure the new printer using Gnome
System=>Administration=>Printers
Create a new printer.
Pick the "iP2200 Ver.2.60" driver for you iP1600.
And here we are :) your printer should work now.

PS : thanks to mouling for the explanation. (http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=61554&p=1)


How can I get the printer manager to restart w/ my driver on the list?
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:49 am

Reboot?
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:11 pm

Actually, you were right about the rebooting part, I found the driver listed just fine. Now I get this error from the CUPS system (in the picture below):
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:29 am

Well, well
client-error-not-possible

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I don't have much time until Tuesday so I have to add this to my list
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:34 am

Here is a list of things that can cause this odd error
The list is quite old but this should not have changed
Check the logs to see if you get any error as mentioned in the link
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:36 pm

I cannot seem to narrow it down. I may need to open up the file manager in root and edit the cupsd.conf file. I wouldn't know what to do from there....
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:01 am

Sorry - I did not find anything more useful....
And most of the hits were old
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:29 pm

I come back to http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L291+TFAQ+Q all the time
Maybe this topic in the ArchLinux forum about a HP printer helps
Note that in Mint we do
sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
not
sudo /etc/rc.d/cups restart
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:53 pm

I reinstalled Mint 5 but I have a whole new set of problems now w/ the printer being unresponsive....
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Gunmetal_Ghoul on Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:00 pm

I got the printer driver installed but it says "printer may not be connected" or something like that and it hasn't printed a single page yet.
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:33 am

I have added this topic to my list of unsolved topics
As soon as I have time (probably tomorrow) I'll get back to you
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:20 am

It's taking longer than expected - sorry
I don't think I have much more to say
Check the Open Printing Database
Have to rush before I got this sorted out
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:59 am

I was interrupted yesterday just as I was to write an answer to you
The Open Printing database claims the IP1600 works mostly but has no driver
I found two vendors for Canon printer drivers for Linux - this and this (site in German) - possibly Gutenprint could help you - there is support for a lot of Canon printers - ouch, not for the IP1600 it seems
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Re: Installing Printer Drivers From Source...

Postby Husse on Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:31 pm

It seems that Turboprint supports your printer and you can get it as a .deb file (10 MB)
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