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Old 04-01-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
flashf1re
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Canon S300 and GPL drivers from canon.jp


hi everyone

Like many other users, I'm experiencing problems with my Canon S300 printer.

Today I've found a page at linuxprinting.org that state that Canon has released GPLed drivers for S300 in Japan (i cannot post the URL since I'm a newbie). It's actually true: try searching the japanese canon website (again, no URL I'm a newbie)

Since I cannot understand japanese and babelfish isn't helping so much I tried to install them without much luck.

I downloaded and installed (I'm running Mandrake 10 rc1) bjfilterbjs300-2.1-0.i386.rpm, bjfiltercups-2.2-0.i386.rpm, bjfiltercups-ppd-1.0-0.i386.rpm and I also needed to download, compile and install libpng.so.2 (it isn't included in mandrake 10).

bjfilterbjs300-2.1-0.i386.rpm installs some kind of GUI, similar to the one working under win98. It's located under /usr/local/bin and I don't know how to use it.
bjfiltercups-ppd-1.0-0.i386.rpm installs many ppd files under /usr/share/cups/models, but printerdrake says they aren't valid ppd files.

I'm kinda stuck. Any japanese-speaking linux guru out there?

Since these drivers are GPL, could they be translated / update / developed?

thanks
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:57 AM   #2
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Thumbs up canon s330

I have a Canon S330 working under mandrake10.1
I dowloaded drivers like you did.
In printerdrake, choose a Canon BJ S300 ver2.1 printer
That's all
 
  


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