Originally Posted by pixellany
You don't say if you actually tried the Canon driver. On Ubuntu, You can install an RPM using alien.
The iP1800 driver comes in two packages: common and ip1800series. That page is missing the common package. Also..
While using alien -idc <package>
will install the driver, because the directory structure in Canon's rpm is geared to RedHat-based system it will not work. The drivers first have to be repackaged. I've already done it for my own iP1800 and you can get them here
Gratifying to hear that Canon is supplying Linux drivers....
Not really. The driver for the iP1800 comes from Canon Australia and was developed by them for Australians who use linux more than North Americans and tend to demend quality service more than us. It is not officially supported though. Neither Canon USA nor Canon Canada provide Linux support.