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Old 02-14-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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printer drivers??


As a new ubuntu user, I'm trying to set everything up. I can't get my printer to function. It's a Canon pixma ip1700. I searched where I could, but no linux driver was listed. I'm not about to go buy a new printer, so what are my options?

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Old 02-14-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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As a new ubuntu user, I'm trying to set everything up. I can't get my printer to function. It's a Canon pixma ip1700. I searched where I could, but no linux driver was listed. I'm not about to go buy a new printer, so what are my options?

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Try opening the page http://localhost:631 in your browser. Does a CUPS page appear? That page should help you configure it alternatively, if Ubuntu didn't catch it itself. Also try looking through the "Restricted Drivers" page in the GNOME menu under System > Administration.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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Look at "Canon PIXMA iP1700 driver on Ubuntu" - http://flukylogs.blogspot.com/2009/0...00-driver.html
 
Old 02-14-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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Have a look at http://www.turboprint.info/. They offer a commercial alternative to CUPS and include drivers for many printers that normally work only on Windows, like the Canon PIXMA line of printers. It costs around $30, but its cheaper than buying a new printer.
 
  


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