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Old 12-03-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Can't get Canon PIXMA iP1600 printer to work in Slackware 12


I have gotten this printer to work before in slackware 12, but I have yet to do it in this install, I have been to the LQ HCL and downloaded the drivers, and installed them but I keep getting this error in CUPS /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij failed, anyone know how to get it to work?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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Do you get same error as root? Maybe some permission issue.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #3
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Do you get same error as root? Maybe some permission issue.
I was trying to print a test page from the CUPS web interface, so I don't see how it would be a permissions problem
 
Old 12-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #4
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Can you execute that file? Native cups drivers are binary programs.
What's the output of:
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ldd pstocanonij

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Old 12-07-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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Code:
bash-3.1$ ldd pstocanonij
ldd: ./pstocanonij: No such file or directory
 
Old 12-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #6
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You need to cd into directory with executable before running ldd or provide full path for ldd. Try this:
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cd /usr/lib/cups/filter
ldd pstocanonij
 
Old 12-07-2007, 08:43 PM   #7
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You need to cd into directory with executable before running ldd or provide full path for ldd. Try this:
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cd /usr/lib/cups/filter
ldd pstocanonij
same result
 
Old 12-08-2007, 12:55 PM   #8
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Do you have pstocanonij at all at /sur/lib/cups/filter. It's no wonder why you can't print if there is no such file.
 
Old 12-08-2007, 03:04 PM   #9
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Do you have pstocanonij at all at /sur/lib/cups/filter. It's no wonder why you can't print if there is no such file.
No, I don't. I should because I installed the drivers for it
 
Old 12-08-2007, 04:59 PM   #10
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The driver should have been installed to filter dir. This driver should convert ps (postscript) input to canon printer language (if your printer does not support postscript natively). Read more here: http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/O...SDocumentation (check CUPS Raster)
 
Old 12-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #11
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YAY I GOT IT TO WORK!
here is how I did it
went to http://software.canon-europe.com/sof...301.asp?model=
then downloaded the .tar.gz file
untarred it
converted all the rpms except the src.rpm to .tgz with the rpm2tgz command then installed them,and then I went through the cups web interface printer setup, and it worked
 
  


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