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Old 06-23-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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how do I get my printer to use recently installed driver


have canon pixmaMP500 printer.installed canon500.ppd from linux printing. How can I configure printer to use this driver. This printer is not on the model list.any help as usual is appreciated
ubuntu 7.04.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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System-> Administration-> Printing-> Select the printer-> Edit menu-> Properties
 
Old 06-26-2007, 06:45 AM   #3
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Thanks fragos

Thanks fragos.I have managed to get the driver to show up in the list of models,but when I try to print a test page in the "jobs" dialogue box it says "printing" then "paused:job hold until specified." any further ideas please.
by the way I had to download this driver as an .rpm and convert it with alien I then installed it with gdebi package manager not being to well aquainted with CLI.
 
Old 06-26-2007, 09:59 AM   #4
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additional info to my post above

(gedit:11735): GnomePrint-WARNING **: Could not create filter from description 'frgba': filter 'frgba' is unknown

(gedit:11735): GnomePrint-WARNING **: Could not create filter from description 'frgba': filter 'frgba' is unknown

(gedit:11735): GnomePrint-WARNING **: Could not create filter from description 'frgba': filter 'frgba' is unknown
GnomePrintCupsPlugin-Message: The ppd file for the CUPS printer MP500-Ver.2.60 could not be loaded.
mick@tontoubuntu:/etc/cups$ sudo gedit printers.conf
mick@tontoubuntu:/etc/cups$
 
Old 07-06-2007, 11:05 PM   #5
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Exbootie: Under Ubuntu Feisty, I have a Canon MP 600 but I use the 500 driver and it works fine. Try uninstalling your printer and reinstall via system-admin-printing-add printer. It should detect it as a Multipass 500 (don't know why). Click on that and use recommended driver. Unless I am confused, there should be no need for an rpm file nightmare as it is already there for you (at least with Feisty and I think Edgy too).
 
Old 07-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #6
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thanks for the above info

thanks mexbeachbum, I did what you suggested and it seems to work fine in normal printing have not tried any photo printing yet.
when I first installed feisty it suggested using the driver for the multipass, but being a silly old sod I thought that can't be right and went all the trouble of searching for and installing a recommended driver from linuxprinting, still it's all good experience thanks again.
 
Old 07-07-2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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Glad to help. The photo printing may be a bit dicey - it is for me anyway. The Turboprint driver works fairly well but is NOT free ($30 US, I think?) and I was not able to get it to print borderless or with really vibrant colors but that may be just me (and I only tried the free trial version).

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