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Old 08-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2010
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 - Lucid Lynx, Fedora 13, OpenSUSE 11.2
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Another (NEW) Canon Printer Problem

Hi all,
havig struggled for nearly a week to get my Canon Pixma ip1900 to work on Ubuntu, I finally did, thanks to a lot of googling and forum browsing. Extracted drivers, changed references to libcupsys2, changed filter permissions, dpkg -i --force-architecture (I'm on 64 bit), etc. And it worked wonderfully. Until last week.

Now, when I try and print, I get nothing. Zip. Just a message in Printing:

/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij failed

pstocanonij is present in the directory. I haven't, to my knowledge changed anything. I have reinstalled the drivers, restarted cups, but to no avail.

Anybody have any ideas?? I really need to get this going. I would get a more linux friendly printer, but I am on a tight budget for the time-being.

Would be most grateful for assistance!
Old 08-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2010
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Tried adding the printer via the Cups server (localhost:631).

Problem persists, but this time I checked the error log, and found these messages:

/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij: No such file or directory
(/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij) stopped with status 22!

I have checked, the file is definitely present where it should be, and also appears in /lib64. Permissions are set correctly.

I am at my wits end. Incidentally, I tried the printer on my desktop (running 10.04 i386), and it works fine, so this seems to be an amd64 issue.

Any ideas??
Old 08-07-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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same here

hi, just to let you know i'm in the same boat

i got my canon mp620 working in slackware 32 13.1 hcl post here following same procedures i could not get it to work with slackware 64 13.1

gave up because i have work arounds


canon, failed

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