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Old 09-02-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Canon LBP2900 printer: recognized but not working


Hi all,

I am trying to get a Canon LBP2900 laser printer working with my Fedora 9 system.

I've installed the CAPT RPMs from Canon:

1985659 2007-12-03 08:49 cndrvcups-capt-1.60-1.i386.rpm
1484707 2007-12-03 08:49 cndrvcups-common-1.60-1.i386.rpm

I then start the cccp daemon.

CUPS sees the printer at usb://Canon/LBP2900 and loads the CAPT driver. But when I try to print, nothing happens. The only hint that something is wrong is this error message in dmesg:
Code:
usblp1: error -32 reading printer status
and a program called "captfilter" starts running at 100% CPU.

There are articles on the Gentoo wiki and the Ubuntu wiki detailing some extra steps, whereby CUPS sees the printer at ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0, but likewise no luck, and this doesn't even generate the error message in dmesg.

At this point, I am completely out of ideas. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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Lightbulb Is it a USB printer?

I had a problem getting my Brother HL-5040 printer to print through CUPS after installation. If your Canon printer is USB, the following might help you:

1] uninstall all of your printer drivers and restart CUPS
2] ensure your USB printer is plugged in
3] run: lpinfo -v

[sample_output]
network socket
network bluetooth
direct usb://Brother/HL-5040%20series
network http
network ipp
network lpd
direct scsi
serial serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200
network smb
[/sample_output]

4] look for the usb:// link and copy this link to clipboard or write it down.

NOTE: if your printer is already installed VIA CUPS at this point, the USB address will not show up, hence step #1.

5] install your printer driver
6] edit /etc/cups/printers.conf
7] set the "DeviceURI" link to the USB printer address on the clipboard (or what you wrote down) for the printer

8] restart CUPS

Good luck!
 
Old 09-06-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
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Lightbulb Canon's CAPT Driver for Linux Manual

Go to this website and download Canon's CAPT Driver for Linux Manual:

http://software.canon-europe.com/fil...t-1.3xE.tar.gz

Section 2 shows you how to install and uninstall the CAPT print driver.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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Thank you very much~~~ I got it
 
  


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