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Old 05-08-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Linux driver for Canon PIXMA iP3000


Hi there,

I have searched for months for the Linux driver for my Canon PIXMA iP3000 printer, but no luck.

Turboprint is too costly for students in my country. The "try-before-you-buy" keyfile found on the internet does not remove the logo.

The FTP website for Canon Japan had a RPM for PIXUS iP3100, possibly the Japanese version of my printer, but the site is down.

Is there anyone in Linux world who knows where I can find a proper driver?

Alternatively, do you know which is the closest engine to the model, so that I can use that driver temporarily first, until Mr Canon decides to release official drivers? (I need both text and photo printing)

Thank you for helping!!



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Old 05-08-2005, 03:39 AM   #2
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http://www1.bottomdollar.com/rating_...12/id_type=M// <- says 0 linux support

http://www.linuxprinting.org/piperma...q4/001864.html <- says 0 linux support

I suggest you use a differnt printer, HP pritners almost all wrk with linux...
 
Old 05-08-2005, 08:36 AM   #3
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It is not so much a matter of brand for me, but I bought the PIXMA iP3000 because I needed to print directly onto CDs for my projects.

I would have given Canon a miss if not for the fact that this PIXMA model does what I want it to do, and with the types of features I like. (such as duplex and frontloading tray)
 
Old 05-08-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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I suggest you use windows, or find a linux-compatible printer first. there is an HCL on this site. I realize HP doesn't have support for printing on CD's but for some reason, almost every printer I've ever seen that can, is a windows-only printer, had you though about aybe getting some labels?
 
Old 05-08-2005, 06:03 PM   #5
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Precisely what I am doing right now - going back and forth between windows and linux, just to do some printing and photo-editing using picasa (which i am hopeful will become native to linux soon!)...

To be more accurate, there is the Epson R210 which is supported in Linux, but which also has CD-printing. Turboprint does have a CD-print option for my PIXMA iP3000 printer, and I know that Canon Japan now does have Linux drivers for their PIXUS range, which is the Japanese equivalent to the international PIXMA.

Take a look here if you ever need the drivers:

ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/

Labels are not possible, because I need to create professional looking CDs... I have the labels, though.


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Old 07-04-2005, 11:17 AM   #6
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Well I would advise not to buy any canon printers for linux after reading this document:
http://www.adras.com/Warning-about-C....t606-134.html
But I was able to install my ip3000 using the canon bjc 7000 driver.
see http://www.linuxprinting.org/piperma...q4/001797.html
It seems to print ok, even in color.
an alternative also is using turboprint, late versions support the ip3000 but that will cost you.

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