@csnyder & remoulder:
I assume that both of you want me to follow the instructions on the following post:
v8.04.3 (Hardy) Default (foomatic) driver does not work.
Get (free) drivers from http://www.canon.com.au
install the .deb packages,
select "Canon iR C3080/3480/3580 PS3 ver.1.8" as the "Make and Model"
I used lpd://(printer's
IP) in the URI field
I have recently installed linuxmint_13_(Maya), so the above advise might be totally dated. However, that might not even matter, since I am a newcomer to installing linux distributions and simply do not understand
the above instructions, just see:
The website http://www.canon.com.au
(in its present state) does not provide anything
for iRC3580i printers, so that link is useless.
On the other hand, the website http://www.canon.de
does know this printer (http://de.software.canon-europe.com/sof ... asp?model=
), and offers at least 3_different drivers. Which (if any) is the one that works? Are you thinking of "CQue 2.0.3 Linux Driver DEB 32-bit"? I had already unpacked that one before posting this quest: I found a lot of ppd files inside, but none
for the printer iRC3580i.
What does "install the deb packeges" mean? I went to the synaptic packet manager and found "qapt-deb-installer". Is that the one I need to install or something else? Some people do install packages without the package manager, but whenever I tried to do such a thing I destroyed the operating system and had to reinstall it anew (the printer stopped working altogether, did not even work with the default settings, as it does now).
I assume that "Make and Model" is an option of the printer configuration software, but I was never offered such an option.
What is a printers IP, and at which point (???) should I use a printer IP in a URI field? (I suppose that URI field is a website address)
As you may see, the instructions on the website you recommend seem to be directed to insiders and are not easy to follow and (for more than one newcomer) not even understood. Moreover, it is hard for me to believe that such a dated advise will actually work for the newer releases. This problem remains UNsolved. I have empirically verified, though, the above statement that the "Default (foomatic) driver does not work"
By the way: although I am a newcomer to installing operating systems and configuring hardware, I definitely DO know how to google
. Please do not submit arbitrary pages you found by googling; I am only interested in procedures you have tested and found to be working for the actual mint releases.
Thank you very much for your patience.