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Old 11-05-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
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Print server with Canon


JOh people,

I have bought a Canon PIXMA iP2000 (USB). I have a small-server (linux, Slackware 10.1) here at home.

What's the best way to make my server a printer-server (for windows network as well, samba). I want to run a spooler so I can print through that server and my bro and sister through the samba network (btw, that one is running oke)

I couldn't find any "drivers" or help on the net

Hope u people can help me


Greetz,
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Re: drivers these links might help:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...89#post1936689
http://translate.google.com/translat...ic-t-7784.html
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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Edit: too slow, maybe one of the links above has the answer. I sure hope so. Turboprint sucks.

Unfortunately Canon flat out will not support linux either by offering a driver for the printer you paid good money for, or by releasing the specs so someone else could make a gpl-compatible driver. I hate to recommend it but there is a driver sold by turboprint.de for the canon pixma series. There is a free version available for download, but it is limited in resolution and puts a watermark on the print jobs. I made the mistake of buying a pixma 1500 and am still trying to make it work.

I did notice during my last SuSE 10 install that there is a package that acts as a wrapper for the windows driver, but I can't remember what the program was called that does it.

Last edited by Pcghost; 11-06-2005 at 08:06 PM.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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These are also interesting:
http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/bj/bjlinux221.html
http://translate.google.com/translat...jlinux221.html

http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/bj/other.html#linux
http://translate.google.com/translat...her.html#linux

I've heard (some) good things about Turboprint
 
Old 11-10-2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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It just bugs me that I have to pay $40US to get a driver so I can use a printer I paid $50US for. There is something just wrong with that. In the future I buy only HP printers.
 
  


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