PIXMA IP1800 revisited

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PIXMA IP1800 revisited

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:18 pm

Hey folks:

I had this running under 17.3 usung..I believe it was Pjotr's guide, but then decided to upgrade to 19 Beta. Upgrade went well, I'm doing a litte massaging but things are working well, except my PIXMA iP1800 has reverted to paperweight status. After chasing libraries all day I finally got the cnij v.2.70 and the cnij v.2.70ip1800 drivers installed, but now back to cups reporting "sending data to printer", the light blinks 3-4 times and nothing happens.

Appareently there is another library missing on the i386 side, but I can't figure out what it is. I tried installing the driver manually, bombing out with "libxxx not found", installing the lib and continuing to the next error. It started compiling but then stopped. At this point I decided to try the v.2.70 packages I already had, one installed no problem, another installed saying "Installin (1) package to meet dependencies", but still, no joy.

Anyone have any ideas? Other than buying a new printer. I bought this 10 years ago and have the second set of tanks installed. That's how little it has been used.

Any assistance greatly appreciated! It has been my default printer under 17.3 for over a year now. Shows how much I print!
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: PIXMA IP1800 revisited

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:53 am

I concede defeat.

I installed TurboPrint. I had a license for it, but I'll have to see if I can find it. If not, $34 insures I will still have a full head of hair for a while.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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