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Old 12-16-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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Canon Pixma ip1000 on Slackware

I know it's already discussed problem, but I still haven't found drivers for my old Canon Pixma ip1000 printer on Slackware. This is the only reason why I can't fully migrate to linux. TurboPrint works excellent, but I have to purchase license key to use it without logo on my documents, but this license for commercial use (I need it) costs more than the printer itself So, is there any way to get this printer work on my machine without commercial drivers? If yes, please, give me detailed instructions, I'm a total newbie.

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Old 12-16-2006, 10:36 AM   #2
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According to, Canon has produced a printer driver for it:

You should be able to use alien to convert the .rpms to .tgz packages for installation. Just substitute slackware commands for the debian ones in steps 4 & 5 (on the blog linked to in the above page). I can't give you any detailed instructions on how to do that though, as I'm not familiar with how slack does it.
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Could you make it?
Well, you just have to install the tgz (I installed 3 tgz files to make it) and then configure your printer with CUPS.
I'm having some trouble though with OpenOfficeOrg. When I print from OpenOffice, my printer starts printing from the middle of the page. I have to export everything I want to print to pdf and print them with lpr.
Any suggestions?

I have the Canon iP1000 of course.
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Many printers do the same for me. I always export to pdf and print ... then there is no chance of error.
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I was forced to use Windows for some time and I forgot about my printer problem. Recently I returned to Linux and so I had to fix the printer. I found manufacter's drivers, but in the archive there were drivers for ip1500. Fortunately, I found ip1000 drivers on this site Downloaded, installed rpms (with --nodeps) and now I can print. I just haven't tested for any printing problems through OOo.


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