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Old 06-29-2011, 02:35 AM   #1
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Question printer drivers not installing...


i'm trying to install my printer drivers by a CD provided by the manufacturer using wine....but the installation stops notifying,
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print spooler service has been stopped.
restart your computer and try again.
how to install my printer on Linux then ?
Is there any other method to do that...??
 
Old 06-29-2011, 02:42 AM   #2
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Hi,

Most, if not all, Linux distros nowadays use CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) so I advise you to download the correct driver for your printer (if it's not already available on your system in CUPS) and use CUPS for printing. I've never even tried to use the Windows printer drivers in Wine.

Check if you have cups installed and running by browsing to http://localhost:631

If you indicate what distro and version you are using and which printer make and model you are trying to install, I'm sure LQ can help you out. As always, the more information you provide, the better answers you get.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 06-29-2011, 02:48 AM   #3
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Hi,

Most, if not all, Linux distros nowadays use CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) so I advise you to download the correct driver for your printer (if it's not already available on your system in CUPS) and use CUPS for printing. I've never even tried to use the Windows printer drivers in Wine.

Check if you have cups installed and running by browsing to http://localhost:631

If you indicate what distro and version you are using and which printer make and model you are trying to install, I'm sure LQ can help you out. As always, the more information you provide, the better answers you get.

Kind regards,

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i tried CUPS too but my printer driver is not available there...
here is dmesg output after connecting my printer--->
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File Type: pdf 58072380-dmesg-output.pdf (28.6 KB, 8 views)
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:05 AM   #4
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Hello,

Since you yet fail to mention what distro you are using I can only guess and point you to, one of the many, links found by Google. This one in particular is for Ubuntu which seems to work. The link to the driver however fails, so I searched it for you and found it here.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Eric

Last edited by EricTRA; 06-29-2011 at 03:07 AM. Reason: Forgot link, sorry
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:20 AM   #5
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Since you yet fail to mention what distro you are using I can only guess and point you to, one of the many, links found by Google. This one in particular is for Ubuntu which seems to work. The link to the driver however fails, so I searched it for you and found it here.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

Eric
i'm using fedora 15 gnome3
i thought i need not to mention which distro i'm using since it is mentioned on the left side...
but still.....sorry for the inconvenience caused...
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:39 AM   #6
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This one in particular is for Ubuntu which seems to work.
the link provided in that thread is dead...
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:51 AM   #7
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Hi,

If you would have read my post carefully you'll notice that I indicated that. I also posted a working link to the same software. You should read a post entirely before clicking on the first link you encounter.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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If you would have read my post carefully you'll notice that I indicated that. I also posted a working link to the same software. You should read a post entirely before clicking on the first link you encounter.

Kind regards,

Eric
i noticed that but i was wondering if drivers for ip2200 and ip1300 printers are same...?
 
Old 06-29-2011, 05:19 AM   #9
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If you would have read my post carefully you'll notice that I indicated that. I also posted a working link to the same software. You should read a post entirely before clicking on the first link you encounter.

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canon pixma ip2200 drivers are available by CUPS too...but i wished that i could get ip1300 drivers...
 
Old 06-29-2011, 05:25 AM   #10
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Hi,

Most likely they are not the same but they seem to be compatible, that is, it looks like you can use the driver for the ip2200 to get the ip1300 to work. If they are available for CUPS, then you could use them directly and see if it works for you.

Kind regards,

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Most likely they are not the same but they seem to be compatible, that is, it looks like you can use the driver for the ip2200 to get the ip1300 to work. If they are available for CUPS, then you could use them directly and see if it works for you.

Kind regards,

Eric
ohkkk..^_^
i'll try that...thanks..
 
Old 06-29-2011, 06:09 AM   #12
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Most likely they are not the same but they seem to be compatible, that is, it looks like you can use the driver for the ip2200 to get the ip1300 to work. If they are available for CUPS, then you could use them directly and see if it works for you.

Kind regards,

Eric
i tried ip2200 driver with CUPS....but it isn't working...
 
Old 07-01-2011, 02:50 AM   #13
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is there any other way to install my printer if it is incompatible with CUPS too...??
i'm currently using my windows partition...
 
Old 07-05-2011, 12:19 AM   #14
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printer is the only thing for which i've to boot into windows...
please help me make my linux distro independent...
 
Old 07-12-2011, 02:15 AM   #15
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can someone please tell me which printer drivers are compatible with CANON PIXMA ip1300 printer ?
My printer drivers are not available at CUPS.
 
  


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