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Old 09-22-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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Trying to install Canon iP1600 USB printer...


I am trying to install a Canon iP1600 USB printer on my Slackware Linux 10.2 box, when I go into the printer setup and tell it to look on the USB ports it can see the printer but Slackware does not have any drivers for the printer, the CD that came with the printer is only for Windows.

Canon does not have any Linux drivers at all that I could find on their website. Has any one had any luck installing this printer?

Old 09-22-2006, 07:57 AM   #2
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Canon on Linux is not good because the company isn't interested in supporting it. lists your model as a "paperweight".

However, you're in a bit of luck. The non-free Turboprint driver appears to support the iP1600. As long as you're willing to pay for it.
Old 09-24-2006, 08:31 AM   #3
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hey dave good link ty for posting.
Old 09-25-2006, 12:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info everyone, figured I would take a shot at it, this printer at this point IS a paper weight. Their are two printers in the house attached to Windows PCs which is all the printers that this house needs for now.

Guess I'll try to get the Linux PC to print to one of those, I did have luck getting to to print to a Win2K Pro PC with an HP500 printer attached to it, but since it had an HP7450 put on it I have not been able to get it to print.

It can see the printer (and shared folders) through SMB and says that it sends the print job, the link lights on the network switch light up for a second when the job is sent but nothing ever prints. Windows PCs can print to this printer without any trouble.
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Hi again,

Was able to print to the HP7450 on the Windows PC, there was a service that was not running on the Win2k box, works fine now.

Not sure what I am going to do with the "paper weight".

Moderator, you can close this if you would like to.
Old 11-29-2006, 06:19 PM   #6
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For your paper weight:

According to the Gentoo-Wiki website at:

the IP1600 can use IP2200 driver. states the IP1600 only works at 600 dpi with the IP2200 driver, but it works. The IP2200 linux driver can be found at:
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might give some hope.


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