LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
the_penguinator
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
Distribution: slackware -current, OpenBSD, OSX
Posts: 164

Rep: Reputation: 20
Slack12.2 + Canon iP1300 printer -> solution


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.i386.rpm
cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.src.rpm #I didn't need it, YMMV
cnijfilter-ip2200-2.60-1.i386.rpm
cnijfilter-ip2200-lprng-2.60-1.i386.rpm #didn't need this either

I then did
#rpm2tgz cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm

and

#rpm2tgz cnijfilter-ip2200-2.60-1.i386.rpm

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
 
Old 04-22-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
joutlancpa
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Scientific Linux 6 x64
Posts: 211
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
I have an ip2600, do you know if it uses the same driver by chance as the 1300? I also have an ip4000 but that's supported OTB. thanks and good info !!
 
Old 04-24-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
the_penguinator
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: Canada
Distribution: slackware -current, OpenBSD, OSX
Posts: 164

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by joutlancpa View Post
I have an ip2600, do you know if it uses the same driver by chance as the 1300? I also have an ip4000 but that's supported OTB. thanks and good info !!
from everything I've been able to find, the iP2600 is an enhanced-uselessness device...at least as far as slack is concerned
 
Old 04-24-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
w1k0
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2008
Location: Poland
Distribution: Slackware, Mint
Posts: 1,241

Rep: Reputation: 196Reputation: 196
I just managed to install in Slackware Linux Canon PIXMA iP3600 printer. For some reason I was unable to achieve it a few months ago. Now everything went smoothly. I described it here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-howto-721448/
 
Old 04-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
joutlancpa
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Scientific Linux 6 x64
Posts: 211
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_penguinator View Post
from everything I've been able to find, the iP2600 is an enhanced-uselessness device...at least as far as slack is concerned
I'll try it...in the past I've tried all kinds of drivers from the Asia and Eu sites por nada.

Last edited by joutlancpa; 04-24-2009 at 02:34 PM.
 
Old 04-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
joutlancpa
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2009
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Scientific Linux 6 x64
Posts: 211
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by w1k0 View Post
I just managed to install in Slackware Linux Canon PIXMA iP3600 printer. For some reason I was unable to achieve it a few months ago. Now everything went smoothly. I described it here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-howto-721448/
I'll definitely read that.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All Hail! I have a solution! [canon printer drivers] superchar42 Linux - Software 2 08-23-2012 06:34 AM
cannot install Canon PIXMA iP1300 printer on Linux nfbueno Linux - Hardware 4 08-05-2011 10:43 PM
Slack12, libgphoto2-2.4.0, Canon Powershot A95 Franklin Slackware 26 12-02-2007 11:22 PM
Installing Canon LBP USB Printer as network printer on a Fedora Core without XWindow boy3dfx2 Linux - Newbie 5 06-03-2006 02:23 PM
canon printer Smokeyone Linux - Hardware 4 10-12-2005 01:37 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration