LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
penguintutor
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu, Mandriva, Redhat and Fedora
Posts: 118

Rep: Reputation: 15
Canon PIXMA IP4200 printer - works on rpm based but not ubuntu


Firstly at last Canon has recognised us Linux users and provided drivers including source code for the IP4200. At least they have on the European and Japanese web sites. These work well under some distros, but I've not been able to get them to work under Ubuntu.

So has anyone been able to get the Canon IP4200 to work under Ubuntu with the Canon Drivers? The packages are supplied as rpms, with instructions for Fedora and SuSe, I installed it with no problems under Mandriva, but have been unsuccessful using Ubuntu. I would like to get this working under Ubuntu.

Info on getting the printer to work with Mandriva - on my blog

The driver is available to download from the European site at:
http://software.canon-europe.com/sof...302.asp?model=

I installed the packages using
Code:
alien -i *.rpm
and restarted cups. Then using the Gnome "Add Printer" it appeared to go fine, the new driver was there and everything. When I came to print it just kept pausing the printer, and the printer didn't do anything.

I did get errors (in the log - and sometimes displayed in the printer properties):
Quote:
No %%BoundingBox: comment in header!
but I can't find what this really means or how to fix it (perhaps some problem with udev, but I'm not sure?)

I've also tried compiling these from source, although it didn't make any differences (I'm not 100% sure that it completely replaced the binary drivers).

The printer does work using TurboPrint, but that's £20, which I'd rather donate towards some open source project rather than funding proprietary drivers.

I'd be grateful if anyone can give some help with this.
 
Old 08-18-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
penguintutor
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: UK
Distribution: Ubuntu, Mandriva, Redhat and Fedora
Posts: 118

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up Solved - Canon IP4200 Ubuntu

I've now managed to get the Canon printer drivers working on Ubuntu. I'm posting the details in case it helps others.

I found the details in the Ubuntu Wiki at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanonPixmaIP4200

Details were provided by Steven Bell about a week after I posted this thread.

I've also created a review of the Canon IP4200 for Linux
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canon PIXMA iP90 printer Crito Linux - Hardware 8 08-21-2010 04:53 PM
Canon iP4200 printing HtheB Linux - Hardware 3 01-01-2007 04:48 PM
Canon iP4200 and Debian Etch Problem KRiSX.cjb.net Linux - Hardware 8 01-01-2007 04:01 PM
Trying to install a Canon Pixma iP1600 printer SatanvsBuddha Linux - Hardware 2 11-29-2006 11:07 AM
Canon Pixma ip2200 Quizard Linux - Hardware 1 11-05-2005 05:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration