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Here's how I got one of these cheap winprinters to work with Slack12.2 I used clues gained from an ubuntu forum and thought I'd post my results here specifically for slackers
get this file <iP2200_Linux_260.tar.gz> from canon-europe
as root do,
#tar -xf iP2200_Linux_260.tar.gz
4 files will be unpacked
cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.src.rpm #I didn't need it, YMMV
cnijfilter-ip2200-lprng-2.60-1.i386.rpm #didn't need this either
I then did
which of course produced 2 .tgz files that I installed with installpkg
fired up kcontrol (KDE3.5) and using the addprinter wizard chose the model iP2200
tested it and voila...the colour quality on plain paper was impressively good although the cups test page did not print the border
there is further futzing to be done with vi to the .ppd file in /usr/share/cups/model
and I'll report on the ability to increase dpi to 1200x1200 or even to its design max of 4800x1200 later