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Old 04-29-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question Canon Pixma MP250 - Slackware 13 it doesn't print

Hello folks,

Trying to make a Canon Pixma 3-in-1 MP250 to work with my Slackware.
I've took the drivers from the canon website (they have .deb, .rpm and sources there) and compile. Basically I followed the instructions from INSTALL files in each subdirectory (backend,cngpij, etc).

Then I upgraded also CUPS to 1.4.3.

Installing the printer in CUPS, I end up with:

Description:	Canon MP250 series
Driver:	Canon MP250 series Ver.3.20 (color)
Connection:	cnijusb:/dev/usb/lp0
Defaults:	job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm
It seems ok. But when I send a test page (or any other kind) to printer, it shows some activity on the led display, cups reports the job as completed but nothing happens!

As an extra, I tried to convert .deb packages to .tgz and install from them. The same result, except now the scangear utility is working (so scanning is ok).

How can I find what's missing from here? Maybe it's a bug with cups/drivers or something is missing from configuration?

p.s. On other machine I have an Xubuntu (Karmic Koala). Installed there from .deb packages and the printer works as expected.
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I tried removing usblp and also downgrading the cups to 1.3.X series. I got the same result: jobs are shown as completed but nothing prints actually.

I gave up for now and use a xubuntu for printing purposes. Maybe the next version of slackware will fix somehow the issue.
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MP250 under slackware 13.37 works for me


MP250 works on slackware 13.37, cups 1.4.3 and IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.40 ( for me

I've also followed the instructions in each subdirectory (libs,backend,backendnet,cngpij,cngpijmon,cnijfilter,lgmon,ppd,printui,pstocanonij) using --prefix=/usr --program-suffix=mp250 --enable-progpath=/usr;

then I copied *.so from 356/libs_bin32/ to /usr/lib and made
symbolic links according to:
and copied also 356/database to /usr/lib/bjlib

at the end I ran ldconfig, restarted cups, and added new printer


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