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Old 05-31-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
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please help - is a late model Canon printer installable on RedHatLinux?


Hi, can a new Canon i950 color printer be used with
Red Hat Linux, enterprise version 3.0, running on a Xeon (dual processor) machine ?
The RHL printer configuration s/wmenu does not give this exact
kind of Canon printer among the choices; thus, RHL configuration did not
yield any printing (no test pages, even), apparently b/c of missing drivers.

Am I trying to do something that is not possible?

What about new drivers?
Where are the most recent drivers for this Canon printer? At the Canon website, only
Windows and Macs drivers are shown, no Linux drivers. Is it possible that
in the 9 months since I installed RHL on this pc, the printer driver list has been
updated? How do find out for certain if Canon i950 drivers's are now included
by Red Hat Linux?

Thank you for a thorough explanation!!

Rich P, NHLBI, NIH 301 451-6249
 
Old 05-31-2004, 08:51 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxprinting.org/
http://www.canon.com/
http://www.google.com/linux

All of the above sites indicate that you will not have any luck. but i might have missed something.
 
Old 05-31-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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thank you ever so much! i'll tell you what i find out... richard
 
Old 05-31-2004, 11:25 PM   #4
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I to am looking for a linux driver for my Canon i550, but have not found one.
Tho i did come across the Canon New Zealand website and they have some linux drivers for the i250 but thats it.

http://www.canon.co.nz/products/prin...0_drivers.html

What i am hoping now is that some smart coder guys can grab the code and be able to work with it.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 07:56 AM   #5
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you mean a smart coder that has the same printer as you, and alot of spare time.
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:11 PM   #6
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lol..yeah thats correct
 
Old 06-08-2004, 07:13 PM   #7
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Thumbs up drivers for canon i550 and possibly i850 and i950

Hi

Just wanted to add my 2 cents worth.

Canon Japan seems to have created drivers for these printers - and are actually keeping them up to date. It is usefult to note that these printers were apparently released in Japan as the PIXUS 550i/850i/950i

http://cweb.canon.jp/drv-upd/bj/bjli...html#parmition

If you install libpng.so.2 (seems to be an only libpng version) - I used the Redhat 8 rpm (I have mandrake 10.0)

Then d/l / install the PIXUS drivers (labelled as 550irpm PIXUS 550i [or 850 or 950])
Then d/l and install the CUPS rpm.

And hey presto - it worked on my system

I have done this sucessfully on Mandrake 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0, using the Redhat libpng.so.2 RPM from rpmfind.net

The latest version of the drivers seem to be a bit slim on the configuration options - but it does work.

Maybe someone smart can use these to build decent ones ???

Anyway - I hope this helps someone.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 09:19 PM   #8
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CANON JAPAN INFORMATION!!!

one of the early posting websites said only Epson and HP inkjet printers
have drivers for Red Hat Linux, that Canon & Lexmark are terrible.
Perhaps that is changing...
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:14 AM   #9
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I'm having the same problem, altough I use Fedora Core 2. I've managed to download and install the rpms listed, but I still can't make it work. Which printermodel should i select?
 
Old 06-25-2004, 12:10 AM   #10
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Yes thanks for the japan site.

I was able to get it working perfect on my buddies Mandrake 10, but i seem to be stranded as well with Fedora Core2, I can import the ppd, and select it from the list but when i go to print..i get nuthin...


thanks again, made some of my friends very happy.


UPDATE:
was able to get the drivers to work under Fedora Core 2, noticed that if i used KDE's print manager it saw another i550 driver that must have been installed at the same time. (cuz there was two in the list). And now it prints just fine.

Last edited by punkmusic; 06-29-2004 at 12:43 AM.
 
  


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