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Old 06-18-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Canon LBP 5050: any chance?

By accident I bought Canon i-sensys LBP 5050 printer to use with my Fujitsu-Siemens with AMD64bit running Ubuntu. I have noticed that there is no support for this very printer. Does anyone know any workaround?
Old 06-18-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Can you return the printer ?

Cannon has VERY little support for linux ( the drivers that are around have been , for the most part, made by users )
Old 06-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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This page may help a little. Its for the LBP-5000. It doesn't look too good.
Old 06-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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The good news are that Canon has official drivers for some CAPT LBP machines (cheaper machines, mine is a LBP2900). Some other printers are PCL or PS machines that can run on generic drivers.

The bad news are that LBP5050 is not supported yet (but it may work with other driver, or may be supported later), and that AMD64 is not officially supported. You'll need some ia32 libs installed, and you'll need to install both packages with dpkg -i --force-architecture (at least, in latest releases they ship .deb packages).
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this way lbp5050 slack64-13.1

get source

$ sudo /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart
$ sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP5050 -m CNCUPSLBP5050CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E
$ sudo /usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP5050 -o /dev/usb/lp0

$rpm2tgz cndrvcups-capt-2.20-1.i386.rpm
$rpm2tgz cndrvcups-common-2.20-1.i386.rpm
$rpm2tgz cndrvcups-capt-2.20-1.x86_64.rpm
$rpm2tgz cndrvcups-common-2.20-1.x86_64.rpm

#installpkg cndrvcups*.tgz

#mkdir /var/captmon

#mkdir /var/ccpd

#mkfifo /var/ccpd/fifo0

#chmod 777 /var/ccpd/fifo0

#chown root /var/ccpd/fifo0

#chmod -R a+rx /usr/share/cups/model

#/etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart

#/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP5050 -m CNCUPSLBP5050CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E

#/usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP5050 -o /dev/usblp0

#cp /etc/init.d/ccpd /etc/rc.d/rc.ccpd

#chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.ccpd

#pico /etc/rc.d/rc.local
/etc/rc.d/rc.ccpd start

#start ccpd

#/etc/rc.d/rc.ccpd start


ccpdadmin [-p Printer-name -o Printer-dev-path]
ccpdadmin [-x Remove-Printer-name]

CUPS_ConfigPath = /etc/cups/
LOG Path = None
UI Port = 59787

Entry Num : Spooler : Backend : FIFO path : Device Path : Status
[0] : LBP5050 : ccp : /var/ccpd/fifo0 : /dev/usblp0 :

captstatusui -P LBP2900
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