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Old 08-05-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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printer and monitor help


Today, I purchased a monitor and got a printer for free. The printer is a canon PIXMA iP500. I can't find the appropriate drivers. Since its free, I'm not stressing too much, but I would like to use it. Secondly, I purchased an ENVISION 17 inch LCD monitor. It seems to work fine, except when I am browsing the web. I have tried multiple browsers, but they all exhibit the same weird behavior. The page tries to reload for every bit it drops, as opposed to a smooth scroll. It worked fine on my CRT monitor (almost dead), and I am wondering if it is my refresh rate (16ms) or if I have something configured incorrectly. I am using Suse 9.3, and I have my monitor configured for a generic LCD, with the correct dimensions and refresh rate. If anyone can tell me what I have to do to correct either problem, I would be really grateful. Thanks.

Update: I apologize, my monitor now works. For some reason, turning on 3D aceleration fixed it. Not sure why. I am still out of luck on the printer, though.


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Old 08-05-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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for the printer try using another driver..most are generic anyway.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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Any idea which driver? Most of the canon ones that I have tried so far don't work, and the generic drivers don't work, either.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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how about HP laserjet 4L I know it sounds odd but it certainly works on my Samsung.

Is it a USB job? Check to see if is recognised on your USB bus
Code:
 cat /proc/bus/usb/devices

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Old 08-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, it is recognized, it even has the model number correct. I just can't find a printer driver that works. I wonder if there is a way to automate testing all printer drivers in sequence?
 
Old 08-07-2005, 05:10 PM   #6
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That driver didn't work. Anyone else have a suggestion?
 
  


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