Canon S300 and GPL drivers from canon.jp
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?