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pdc_2
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successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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I installed Linux Mint a week ago; and am very pleased with it; we have a Canon LBP 3100; and to my delight it has installed uneventfully;

I used an amalgam of

http://www.unixmen.net/index.php?option ... s&Itemid=2

and an earlier Ubuntu post

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Hardw ... n_LBP_2900

the only useful extra from the Ubuntu was how to locate the ppd file
$ ls /usr/share/cups/model/ | grep CNCUPS
I essentially copied and pasted the commands from the unixmen post; (adding appropriate descriptors for printer and ppd file);

these printers seem to cause some folks some problems; but now Canon offer .deb as well as their initial .rpm packages, all seems to go well

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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excellent, it's good to see vendors increasing their linux support.
If you have a question that has been answered and solved, then please edit your original post and put a [SOLVED] at the end of your subject header
Hint - use a google search including the search term site:forums.linuxmint.com

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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I have followed the same steps but cannot get my printer to print. The drivers (V1.6) install OK and evertythig appears OK but no output. Any ideas?

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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are you running a 64bit Mint?

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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bayvista wrote:I have followed the same steps but cannot get my printer to print. The drivers (V1.6) install OK and evertythig appears OK but no output. Any ideas?
Maybe linuxmint can´t detect your printer because of wrong bios version. I my case Windows XP and Windows 7 beta don´t have any problems with usb stuff, but Linux have. After a reflast to an older bios version all my usb problems got away and LinuxMint detected all my usb hardware (Usb flash key and Canon LBP2900). See my post: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=34856

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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To pdc_2

Which driver did you use? The command gives me:

usr/share/cups/model/ | grep CNCUPS
CNCUPSLBP1120CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP1120CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP1210CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP1210CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3000CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3000CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3200CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3200CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3210CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3210CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3300CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3300CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3500CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3500CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP3600CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5000CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5000CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5100CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5100CAPTK.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5300CAPTJ.ppd
CNCUPSLBP5300CAPTK.ppd

There is no LBP3100 there?

Thanks

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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Hello,

The same problem here, LBP-3100 also doesn't work on Ubuntu 9.10

Any solutions ?

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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did it work on 9.04 ?

where does it fail on 9.10 please?

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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pdc_2 wrote:are you running a 64bit Mint?
No. 32 bit

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Re: successful install of Canon LBP3100 laser printer

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To those users still struggling with a Canon printer, this was my solution:

1. search for a supplier who provides good Linux support. This came up as HP.
2. Search Ebay for an equivalent HP printer - HP Laserjet P1102W
3. Bid and hopefully win the auction. If all else fails, buy a new one.
4. Replace Canon with HP printer.
5. Google for instructions to install. Unfortunately, you still need supplier software, but I don't know why.
6. HPLIP is the HP software. Get the instructions and follow them to install.
7. Advertise your U/S Canon printer on Ebay and hope you cover your costs.

I spent about 6 hours trying various solutions to make the Canon work. All to no avail. It took me less than 1 hour to install the HP and get it working.
I am not an agent for HP or Ebay, just an experienced user. Sometime or other you have to 'pull the plug'. I am now a happy HP user.

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