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Old 11-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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13.37 Canon Printer won't work with CUPS


Finally broke down and bought a printer (actually bought a scanner which came with a printer). But it won't print. In vim I do
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:hardcopy
Print job sent.
But it never completes, the printer makes no response. Then I did
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~ $lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: Canon_MF3200_Series
device for Canon_MF3200_Series: usb://Canon/MF3200%20Series
Canon_MF3200_Series accepting requests since Tue Nov 15 09:46:57 2011
printer Canon_MF3200_Series is idle.  enabled since Tue Nov 15 09:46:57 2011
        Rendering completed
~ $
The printer does work on windows.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #2
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Have you tried installing the printer using the web interface?

http://localhost:631
 
Old 11-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #3
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Have you tried installing the printer using the web interface?

http://localhost:631
That was how I installed it. But looking over the process again, I think I got the wrong driver, and more likely there is no linux driver at all for this model (Canon MF3240). In the install process, it is not listed among the Canon printer models, so I looked for a ppd at
http://www.cups.org/ppd.php
I searched for "Canon MF3240" and got 2 pages of results. At the time I thought "gee, this must be the generic of all generics" and just picked the first one on the list. But 2nd time around I searched for Canon alone and got 2 pages of results, MF3240 alone returns zero matches. Googling the web for it turns up no meaningful results, so I guess I just have to use this with my windows box. But thanks for your help.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 06:05 AM   #4
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That's tough. If you want a printer with decent linux support Brother or HP are the way to go.

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Old 11-16-2011, 06:48 AM   #5
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Go to Canon Europe.
Sometimes they give you Linux driver and it's easy to install
 
Old 11-16-2011, 06:57 PM   #6
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That's tough. If you want a printer with decent linux support Brother or HP are the way to go.
Brother isn't that hot...at least for my printer they support 32-bit drivers only and those are now out of date and buggy with newer CUPS. I've had to use some wacky lpr workarounds. Once they release the drivers that's really it...no updates as far as I can tell.
 
Old 11-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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Try seeing if you have support through GutenPrint's drivers.

Check Linuxprinting.org for more information on this.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 08:00 AM   #8
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Thank you for your help, willysr and ReaperX7. Canon Europe has Linux drivers for some MF series printers, but not the 3240. Linuxprinting.org site has been down 2 weeks or more now, but I installed the latest Gutenprint drivers (5.2.7) and that did make a difference. With 5.2.6 when I tried printing a test page it just hung, with 5.2.7 it declares the job completed. The printer did click as it shifted from Copy to Print mode, but nothing was printed. Maybe 5.2.8 will be the charm.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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I bought Cannon MG5220 a week ago and installed its official driver from canon.au. It did not print out any pages even it shown "Processing, please wait". In CUPS's web interface, it also shown that the print job was completed. After some try-and-error, I decided to upgrade CUPS to 1.5.0 and recompiled the driver. It works! I don't know why but you can have a try.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 08:35 AM   #10
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I bought Cannon MG5220 a week ago and installed its official driver from canon.au. It did not print out any pages even it shown "Processing, please wait". In CUPS's web interface, it also shown that the print job was completed. After some try-and-error, I decided to upgrade CUPS to 1.5.0 and recompiled the driver. It works! I don't know why but you can have a try.
Thanks for the suggestion, afraid it didn't help. Looks like I'm stuck with windows for some time to come, sigh, it sticks to one like the tar baby in Brer Rabbit.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 11:14 AM   #11
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Two human beings reported that HOWTO helped them with the installation of the Canon printer in a Linux system. There isn't guarantee it'll work in your case but you'd try.
 
Old 02-08-2014, 02:54 PM   #12
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Go to Canon Europe.
Sometimes they give you Linux driver and it's easy to install
...thanks, Willysr, I had to go to Australia's canon.com.au to get the driver for my "pixma mp280" canon printer so that it would work with Linux-Debian Squeeze, however, I bought the printer in Florida USA and the USA canon web site does not support Linux!? Supports Microsoft OS though...amazing how that miscreant-scoundrel, Bill Gates, has America in his back pocket so that canon-USA ONLY supports Windows OS but not Linux! God Bless Europe for supporting Linux OS!
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