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joeres 05-30-2008 02:53 PM

canon pixma ip3500
 
Dear friends..

I am desperate , I cannot use my printer, for no printer drivers for linux are available for the canon pixma ip3500!


Who can help me?

many, many thanks in advance!


Joeres

BobNutfield 05-30-2008 03:25 PM

Hello and welcome to LQ!. You can get information about your printer in Linux here:

http://www.openprinting.org/test/pri...cgi?make=Canon

Hope this helps

Bob

joeres 05-30-2008 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobNutfield (Post 3169678)
Hello and welcome to LQ!. You can get information about your printer in Linux here:

http://www.openprinting.org/test/pri...cgi?make=Canon

Hope this helps

Bob

I was there before but looked anyhow, my printerdriver is not there - sorry

BobNutfield 05-30-2008 03:56 PM

Unfortunately, Canon, while better than Lexmark, can still be a nightmare in Linux. Some models of the Pixma have drivers available, and some of the newer, less expensive models aren't supported at all. A quick search for your printer model does not appear to work in Linux. I could be wrong, so, by all means continue to search. But, others have sought info about this printer and I have not found any successfull results. It may not be of any interest to your, but the best supported printers for Linux are HP's. Almost all of them work out of the box.

Regards,

Bob

joeres 05-30-2008 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobNutfield (Post 3169719)
Unfortunately, Canon, while better than Lexmark, can still be a nightmare in Linux. Some models of the Pixma have drivers available, and some of the newer, less expensive models aren't supported at all. A quick search for your printer model does not appear to work in Linux. I could be wrong, so, by all means continue to search. But, others have sought info about this printer and I have not found any successfull results. It may not be of any interest to your, but the best supported printers for Linux are HP's. Almost all of them work out of the box.

Regards,

Bob

I have a dualboot system and can print in windows, so I have to do that. Believe me it realy makes me unhappy, can a printer be a reason for not removing that stupid windows completely?

My printer tested in Holland as one of the best, for a fair price, no drivers, I can't believe it, we realy must do something about this!

Thanks for your effort to help me!!

Who creates drivers for linux?

Joeres

RON Howe 05-30-2008 10:34 PM

like Joeres I have the same problem with a Canon pixma mp170 rated best by PC Authority. Checking out openprinting org left me completely confused. But, if turboprint can produce a workable driver why not our linux experts? not trying to be rude[

joeres 05-31-2008 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RON Howe (Post 3169995)
like Joeres I have the same problem with a Canon pixma mp170 rated best by PC Authority. Checking out openprinting org left me completely confused. But, if turboprint can produce a workable driver why not our linux experts? not trying to be rude[


Dear Ron,

For a instant I was grateful and I am for all your help but after installing turboprint I have to buy a 30 euro license, otherwise the turboprint logo is on every printjob.

Turboprint can keep there drivers unless someone as a solution for this newly appeared problem!

With the best regards,

Joeres
Netherlands

aceqbaceq 06-04-2009 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeres (Post 3169633)
Dear friends..

I am desperate , I cannot use my printer, for no printer drivers for linux are available for the canon pixma ip3500!


Who can help me?

many, many thanks in advance!


Joeres

first of all you can use driver of canon 4600 for canon 3600 , and you can use driver of canon mp520 for canon 3500.

because debian squeeze doesn't have drivers for canon 3500 and 3600. but debian has drivers for canon mp 520 and canon 4600 by default. and you can use 4200 instead of 4600.

the type of driver for 4600 and mp520 is cups+gutenrpint.
also you can try to find appropriate driver by installing additional set of drivers (type foomatic)

# apt-get install foomatic-filters-ppds
(don't forget restart cups service)

but there is no drivers for our printers.

but. there is a problem. if picture that you want to print is smaller than A4. so in this case printer will scroll paper very slow during all A4 length. it doesn't matter how small the real picture is. it's really annoying.

if you don't like it. you can download original drivers from canon site.

for 3500 : http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010483.asp
you will two variants for linux. if you have debian (as i have) so choose lower variant.

for 3600: http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010648.asp

so download, untar. and

for 3600

# dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb
# dpkg -i cnijfilter-ip3600series_3.00-1_i386.deb

for 3500

# dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_2.80-1_i386.deb
# dpkg -i cnijfilter-ip3500series_2.80-1_i386.deb


unfortunately the printer monitor
$ printuiip3600

doesn't work. so we can start it. but really it doesn't work. so for instance we can't print in a silent mode. it's bad. because if you print very much the mechanism that scroll paper will wear out (destroy) faster. and at last in speed mode printer will not be able to scroll paper . but it will be able do it in silent mode in the same time. so in linux we can't change mode. it's sucks.


if you want to select the paper tray so this is the correspondence between real tray position and in the http cups control panel


vertical tray on the back of printer - rear tray
horizontal tray in front of printer - cassetee or continious


the next moment.

suppose we need (as i need) to print from 3500 and 3600 printers simultaneously. so we have to have two drivers (i mean two original drivers) simultaneously at the computer. the solution.

# dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb
# dpkg -i cnijfilter-ip3600series_3.00-1_i386.deb
# dpkg -i cnijfilter-ip3500series_2.80-1_i386.deb

it works perfectly.

so the next stupid problem. when printer prints - we have a huge pressure on processor. if we use "top" we will see that the reason is "gs".
so when we print we have a problem of using another applications. it's very stupid. so i suggest to set very low prioritet for process gs. in that case we can do all we need without any unpleasant "slow downs" and the printing process will take place in a foreground mode. it's obvious :).

by manuyally:

# $ renice 19 -p `ps aux | grep -i /usr/bin/gs | awk '{ print $2 }'`

i don't want to renice process gs by manually and i print very often. so i suggest the next method.

/etc/crontab

SHELL=/bin/sh
PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin

# m h dom mon dow user command
17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly
25 6 * * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily )
47 6 * * 7 root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly )
52 6 1 * * root test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.monthly )
*/1 * * * * root /etc/cron.minutes/pechat-renice.sh
#


/etc/cron.minutes/pechat-renice.sh

#!/bin/bash

for i in `ps aux | grep -i /usr/bin/gs | grep -v grep| awk '{ print $2 }'`
do
renice 19 -p $i
done

michael.george.hart 10-26-2010 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeres (Post 3169633)
Dear friends..

I am desperate , I cannot use my printer, for no printer drivers for linux are available for the canon pixma ip3500!


Who can help me?

many, many thanks in advance!


Joeres

turboprint used it since SuSE 10.3 works great for lots printer types


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