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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)
Distribution: gentoo, debian, ubuntu live gnome 2.10
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?
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.