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Old 05-26-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Canon iP4200 and Debian Etch Problem


Hey all

i have managed to find and install the canon ip4200 drivers from the canon japan site (its not on the other sites)... but i can't get it to print...

every time i try to print i get the error...

"client-error-not-possible"

can anyone help with this?
 
Old 05-29-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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this seems to be a driver problem...

i've switched to the iP4000 driver (was included by default) and my printer is now printing...
 
Old 05-29-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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Can I just ask, how do you get to the drivers on the Canon Japan site? I can't read Japanese!
 
Old 07-17-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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There are now English ones on the Canon Europe site:

http://software.canon-europe.com/Pri...P420010232.asp
 
Old 07-17-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
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Thanks, SirMsquared. I don't use the iP4200, but they have drivers for my model also (iP1500). It's nice of them to include them in RPM format only, what are we supposed to do if we don't use an RPM-based distro?

Edit: actually, since I'm using Slack, I can use rpm2tgz to create a Slackware package. Still, I think they should provide the binary in .tar.gz format so everyone can use it (like Mozilla do with Firefox).

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:09 PM   #6
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Perhaps there's a perception out there that most businesses rely on RPM-based distros. I suspect that to some degree this may be true. Hardcore geeks will go for Debian (and Debian-based distros), and this includes small businesses. Larger coroprates probably want reliable support, so they probably will go for RHEL or something similar. I guess the money's in RPM, whereas the volume may be in debs. *shrug*

I use Fedora Core for my desktop because I'm familiar with it (dating back to RedHat 4.2), not because it's necessarily better or worst than any other. It works well for what I want.

Anyway, there are ways and means of dealing with the situation. Most people forget that the various packages are (mostly) just that: ways of getting the files from one place to another. They're (almost) interchangeable. Here's some instructions for using the iP4200 RPMs under Ubuntu, which will likely work with most deb-based distros:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanonPixmaIP4200

It suggests alien to do the same thing you did (alien uses the RPM on the way in rather than converting package format).
 
Old 07-19-2006, 04:28 AM   #7
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Always money . I don't think I'm going to use Slack's rpm2tgz because I've seen threads on LQ saying it might not work correctly. In future, I won't be buying Canon products either, think I'll get an HP next time.

Just for the hell of it, I emailed Canon's technical support and asked why the driver had to be in RPM format and they didn't answer the question. All they told me was the only available driver was that on the website .
 
Old 01-01-2007, 01:58 PM   #8
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If anyone still bothers:

To install Canon IP4200 you need the Canon drivers:

http://software.canon-europe.com/sof...302.asp?model=

These are rpm files. If you're using Debian or similar you need the 'alien' program which you can download via the package manager ('Synaptic' in Debian).
Untar the tar-file.
You only need two of the created rpm-files, namely cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm and cnijfilter-ip4200-2.60-1.i386.rpm.
To convert these two files with 'alien', type the following command line in the console:

alien -c cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm cnijfilter-ip4200-2.60-1.i386.rpm

(The -c might be necessary to include scripts in the converting process.)

That should create two deb-files.
Install these two files by right-clicking them and choosing 'install' or something like that.
Type one more command in the console:

sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

(This is necessary to restart the printer software again after the installation.)

Then configure the printer: go to 'utilities' or sth like that, and then 'printers'. Choose 'add' or similar.
Choose the printer model Canon IP4200.
Find the newly installed driver file canonip4200.ppd in the path: /usr/share/cups/model/canonip4200.ppd
Select it and finish the configuration. Set the printer as default. That should be all.
(For what ever reasons the test page didn't seem to work with me, but the normal printing does.)

Compare: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ha...nonPixmaIP4200
 
Old 01-01-2007, 04:01 PM   #9
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Please register your interest with future Canon drivers for Linux:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/...ageID=312225#1
 
  


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