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View Poll Results: Does your printer works properly with Linux?
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #1
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Unhappy milllion dollar question- How to install my canon ip1300 printer in linux ?


I tried to get solution to this problem 5-6 months ago...but i had to quit!
I need to login to my windows partition just for printing...it is highly disappointing that there is no permament solution to such a huge issue with linux.

Is there any further update on this issue now?
I'm running fedora 15 gnome3.0
 
Old 02-01-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
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The only solution may be 'TurboPrint'

http://www.zedonet.com/en_p_turbopri...n_PIXMA_iP1300
 
Old 02-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #3
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The thread title and the contents of the OP are actually quite different things.

Installing printers is usually plug and play nowadays.

"Logging in" to your Windows partition should just be a matter of mounting it, as long as it is on the actually same physical hard drive. Then if you want to print locate the file and print it.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #4
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The moral seems to be "check the manufacturer's site for a Linux driver before you buy a printer"!

When I installed my Samsung driver with Fedora, I couldn't print with it and the CUPS error message was the usual uninformative "thingy failed" type of thing. It turned out that all I had to do was switch off SEL.
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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I'd like to mention here that i never bought this printer....why would i buy a Canon printer,anyway!
I got this printer absolutely free with my laptop in 2008.I was running windows vista then.I migrated to fedora only a year ago and have to dual boot just for printing.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #6
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The only solution may be 'TurboPrint'

http://www.zedonet.com/en_p_turbopri...n_PIXMA_iP1300
could you please elaborate how get help from that one ?
It'd be great help for me if you could explain...i'm bit of a noob with this.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 04:09 AM   #7
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To get TurboPrint : Select "Download" >>> TurboPrint Linux
http://www.zedonet.com/en_download.phtml
> > http://www.zedonet.com/index.php?en_...&arch=0&dist=1
Then a) select <arch> (32bit or 64bit), b) select your Linux OS.
Download the Package (Fedora) ; See 2 on the Download page ..
su <password> ; rpm -Uvh turboprint-2.24-1.<arch>.rpm

And please read 3 : Add your printer

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Old 02-02-2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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To get TurboPrint : Select "Download" >>> TurboPrint Linux
http://www.zedonet.com/en_download.phtml
> > http://www.zedonet.com/index.php?en_...&arch=0&dist=1
Then a) select <arch> (32bit or 64bit), b) select your Linux OS.
Download the Package (Fedora) ; See 2 on the Download page ..
su <password> ; rpm -Uvh turboprint-2.24-1.<arch>.rpm

And please read 3 : Add your printer

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download page says trial version
Does that limits some functions of printer?

TurboPrint 2.24-1 for Linux (10 MB)
trial version - convert to full version with license keyfile


where is that file ?

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Old 02-02-2012, 05:23 AM   #9
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Well, I guess you will have buy TurboPrint,
when you have tested it with your printer.
Pricing e.g. USD 40 / € 29.95 .

http://www.zedonet.com/en_shop_turboprint.phtml
 
Old 02-02-2012, 05:30 AM   #10
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Well, I guess you will have buy TurboPrint,
when you have tested it with your printer.
Pricing e.g. USD 40 / € 29.95 .

http://www.zedonet.com/en_shop_turboprint.phtml
then i guess,I'd be using windows to print for free...paying for printing software is against linux freedom,i feel!
 
Old 02-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #11
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Paying for Linux software is not against Linux freedom. Paying is helping the developers keep supporting the software. One reason alot of programs may ask for donations, not to pay for using it but to help them keep supporting the software. IMHO!
 
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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Paying for Linux software is not against Linux freedom. Paying is helping the developers keep supporting the software. One reason alot of programs may ask for donations, not to pay for using it but to help them keep supporting the software. IMHO!
Yeah...i totally agree with you...but the reason why i chose linux is that its fast,secure and free !
I was fed up of using trial versions of windows softwares.So,linux helped me with that and i'm very happy with it.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 01:17 AM   #13
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It works soemwhat, I can send documents as PS and they are printed. But for extra settings and options lie stapling pages, I can't do it. So my answer is no.
 
Old 02-15-2012, 02:18 AM   #14
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CANON LBP 3010 on Gentoo GNU/Linux is as good as dead

I have been trying to make my CANON i-Sensys LBP 3010 work under Gentoo GNU/Linux for more than a year already. And still it fails to even pretend it can print something.
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The moral seems to be "check the manufacturer's site for a Linux driver before you buy a printer"!
And yes, I checked the manufacturer's site for a driver and there was a driver (which, by the way, is being updated from time to time). People say it even works on some distros, but unfortunately not on GGL.
One may see a bugreport with a relatively long discussion and suggestions here.
Some people in Russia even started to develop a free (and open source) replacement for that Canon driver and managed to reverse-engineer its compression algorithm if I remember correctly. But as far as I know, it works only for a couple of models.

So, I'd rather say, the moral is that "one should check the GNU/Linux-related fora on this topic or a specially established web-site for the "supported" or "working" printers database edited by their happy (or not so happy) users". By the way, do we have such a site somewhere? To gather the information about different models of printers working/not working on different distros (maybe with different alternative drivers) centrally.

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #15
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Drivers/firmware are ether part of, or a module attached to, the kernel. If you are using the same distro with the same kernel as the person next to you and their printer works but yours doesn't (assuming they are the exact same printer) then you have a configuration problem or a badly installed driver/firmware. Most distros do have their own variation of the kernel but it isn't difficult to update to a newer kernel with everything if you need to.
 
  


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