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Old 07-17-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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Canon Pixma iP1500 Slackware 10.1

Hi, I' trying to get a pixma iP1500 working on slackware 10.1. I googled it a bit and I gound some rpms which i converted to tzg : bjfilter-common-2.50-2.i386.tgz, bjfilter-pixmaip1500-2.50-2.i386.tgz, bjfilter-pixmaip1500-lprng-2.50-2.i386.tgz.

Most ppl say they are supposed to work . I installed them , configured my printer with cups on canon_usb/dev/usb/lp0 ( A pixma ip1500 ver 2.50 driver ) like it is supposed to be and then when i test it it just blinks one time and that's it. When i run a lp /etc/motds it says : request id is pixma-10 (1 file(s)) it blinks and that's it :
the output of dmesg :
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x5d8/0x4002) is not claimed by any active driver
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-2, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x4a9/0x1091) is not claimed by any active ( a also have a scanner which doesn't work yet )
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 3 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04A9 pid 0x1091
printer.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
lp0: using parport0 (polling).

the output of lsusb :
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 05d8:4002 Ultima Electronics Corp. Artec Ultima 2000 (GT6801 based)/Lifetec LT9385 Scanner
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04a9:1091 Canon, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Any help will be apreciated, thank you very much guys
Old 07-18-2005, 04:03 AM   #2
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Hi again, i turned debug on and i found some error messages :

It complained about the libpng it should be 10 and it's 12 in slackware 10.1. I did a symbolic link but now it says : no version information available. And I can't find libpng10 for slack anywhere.
Old 02-16-2006, 04:28 AM   #3
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Now I am using Vector Linux 5... but it's based off of slackware 10.1 (I think my version is anyway)

I have a solution! (and I registered just to post this)

I assume you have installed the packages. I converted them to tgz first, just because I like to do that. Well, so long as you installed those three packages.


#cd /usr/lib
#ln -s
#ln -s

The rest should be straightforward?

Old 02-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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thanks a lot for taking some time to load and post that solution. It didn't work for me first ( i have 10.2 now) but it suggested me a little tweak I tried
#ln -s
and it worked just great.
Hope many users will find this thread cause i saw a lot of questions like this on the internet .


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