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Old 07-05-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Canon PIXMA iP90 printer


This is the upgrade of their popular portable bubble jet that laptop users have been lugging around for a decade now. Unfortunately, YaST detects it but doesn't have a driver. I've tried a few of the other ones, and in text mode I can print with it using an older bubble jet PPD, but in graphics mode everything is compressed and I can't print color at all.

Anyways, any help setting up this printer in SuSE 9.3 Pro would be greatly appreciated. <mini_rant begin> I don't know whats happened to google lately, but it never seems to return relevant results on the first page anymore, just a bunch of sites paying to be first on the list it seems. About time for a new search engine I think. If google keeps this up they'll be relegated to the pile of 'has-been' search engines, like the once popular webcrawler. <mini_rant end>
 
Old 07-07-2005, 06:16 PM   #2
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This site provides a commercial driver for a lot of Canon printers. They sell the drivers but they have a limited free-version that works pretty well for common printing needs. See if it is listed on there and if so you are set.

http://www.turboprint.de/
 
Old 07-08-2005, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately it seems these drivers support ever Canon printer except the iP90. Just my luck.

I sent the developer an email though. You never know, maybe he'll add support for it.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 09:00 PM   #4
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any luck? just trying to get the printer going on my wife's computer... cannot find any decent drivers or ppd files...
 
Old 09-24-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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Still no support for the iP90. Irks me a little because several Linux sites advertise this model and they all have rave reviews of it.
http://penguincpu.com/index.php?c=Li...efeaa7c0b81bdf
http://www.linuxhq.org/modules.php?n...sin=B0002OG6L6

So for the record, again (since this thread still comes to top on google searches): The iP90 is NOT COMPATIBLE with Linux.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #6
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As of December 14th, the printer is supported by TurboPrint. It prints at 300dpi in the free version, which is a shame since the printer does 4800dpi with the paid-for version.

Always buy HP!
 
Old 12-23-2006, 10:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info!

I just need it for printing invoices on the road, so 300dpi will be fine.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 07:37 PM   #8
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I can concur with this chap, the opensource Canon S800 or S630 drivers work fine:

http://lists.freestandards.org/piper...06/002527.html
 
Old 08-21-2010, 03:53 PM   #9
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Since 2007 I use the Canon BJC-8200 and works well with Canon Pixma iP90 on ubuntu
 
  


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