Originally Posted by targettl
I am running 32 bit.
I tried all those drivers with no success.
Printing a test page throws me an error when I print from "printer configuration system setting" which is where there was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-document-format-not-supported'.
Save a document to post-script and try printing that. But it sounds like a lib is missing.
The problem I had with that tutorial was that libtiff3g and libpng weren't in the repositories.
They are in the universe repo - enable it. (Should already be installed.)
sudo apt-get install libpng libpng-dev libtiff libtiff-dev
[works in windows] Did you use the driver that came with the printer or did it "just work" with the windows pre-installed drivers.
You may want to reinstall CUPS.
After printing a test page - does the printer status show that it has printed (the job is finished?) What does /var/log/cups/error_log say?
The general feeling of "no confidence" in this printer range comes from the range of reports about what works. It makes it look like Canon have varied the chipset or interface or firmware on this printer without varying the model name in a way that owners will notice. It also dates from a time that Canon were all-but outright refusing to provide open-source or free software drivers or information that would help develop the same. So Canon printer drivers in CUPS were usually reverse engineered and could conflict with each other. Otherwise users had to obtain a binary driver off canon. This last is still mostly the case - particularly with the cheaper printers.