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Old 08-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #1
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Question Install Canon LBP3050/2900


hi,
does anyone have any idea how to install a canon printer into puppy 4.2.1?
i tried installing through CUPS but without any success.
any help? thanks!
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Question Puppy Linux - Install Canon Printer

hi,
does anyone know how to install a Canon LBP3050/2900 into puppy 4.2.1?
i am having with the installation n is looking for a guidance.
thanks!
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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How are you installing it? Are you opening up a browser and going to
http://localhost:631 which is the cups web administration page.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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How are you installing it? Are you opening up a browser and going to
http://localhost:631 which is the cups web administration page.
yup i did, i even find the .ppd file of the printer.
after installing, i was trying to test it by printing the Test Page.
the job was stacked under the job list, it disappear after a while, but still nothing came out.
the status mentioned "Printer is now on-line".
what should i do next?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:31 PM   #5
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Are the lights blinking on the printer when you try to send it a test page? If not then it is not even sending a signal to your printer.

From a terminal what do you see when you type in lpq? Can you also print the output of
Code:
lpstat -s
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:40 PM   #6
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Are the lights blinking on the printer when you try to send it a test page? If not then it is not even sending a signal to your printer.

From a terminal what do you see when you type in lpq? Can you also print the output of
Code:
lpstat -s
there is no reaction from the printer.
i am not sure how to do a print screen from my puppy,
but here is the copied output:

Code:
# lpstat -s
system default destination: 3050
device for 3050: usb://Canon/LBP3010/LBP3018/LBP3050
#
 
Old 08-20-2009, 11:44 PM   #7
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sorry, i forgot to include the lpq code.

Code:
# lpq
3050 is ready n printing
Rank   Owner  Job   File(s)  Total Size
active root   33   (stdin)   1024 bytes
1st    root   34   (stdin)   1024 bytes
2nd    root   35   (stdin)   1024 bytes
3rd    root   36   (stdin)   1024 bytes
4th    root   37   (stdin)   1024 bytes
5th    root   38   (stdin)   1024 bytes
#
 
Old 08-21-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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Try going to http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010177.asp for the linux driver.
Hope that helps.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #9
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and if there is no driver on the cannon site then there is no driver at all for it

cannon is very well known for NOT SUPPORTING LINUX
 
Old 08-21-2009, 03:40 PM   #10
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I went to that site and they do have the linux drivers for the LBP 2900 in RPM, DEB, and source form!
I even went so far as to download them to make sure they existed.
 
Old 08-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #11
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Hmmm.... so if you are not seeing any activity like flashing lights on the printer then that means that a signal is not even making it to the printer. I would remove the printer from cups and unplug the usb cable from the system then re add the printer back.
 
Old 08-23-2009, 08:13 PM   #12
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8-bit,

thanks for the reply!
i retrieved both the drivers in .ppd file earlier, but i didn't remember from where exactly.
after installation, i tested it by printing the Test Page.
the job was stacked under the job list, it disappear after a while, but nothing came out.
the status mentioned "Printer is now on-line".
i am not sure what should i do next.
 
Old 08-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #13
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jstephens84,

i followed your instructions, deleted the printer from CUPS, plugged in the printer to install the printer again.
the same thing happened, nothing came out.
here is the description of the printer in CUPS:

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3050 (Default Printer) 
Description: 3050
Location: kirana
Printer Driver: Canon LBP3010/LBP3018/LBP3050 CAPT (UK)
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: usb://Canon/LBP3010/LBP3018/LBP3050
did i miss anything?
 
Old 08-24-2009, 01:14 AM   #14
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Go to this website and download Canon's CAPT Driver for Linux Manual:

http://software.canon-europe.com/fil...t-1.3xE.tar.gz

Section 2 shows you how to install and uninstall the CAPT print driver.
Also, did you get the CAPT Driver from the same site?

Your printer is also discussed in the hardware section on this forum.
And evidently the owner got his working.
Not sure if Puppy though.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 01:23 AM   #15
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8-bit,

i don't remember from where i downloaded the .ppd files for the printers.
i asked in puppy's forum as well as googled it myself,
therefore it is difficult to keep track their origin locations.
i find it difficult to follow the instructions listed in the manual,
these are not particularly created for puppy, therefore some commands are not available.
 
  


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