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Old 08-27-2001, 05:35 AM   #1
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canon printer blues


I'm new to linux. I've recently installed RH 7.0 w/ kernel 2.2.16-22 and i'm having EXTREME difficulties with my canon BJC-255SP printer. I've tried hundreds of different things to no avail, the thing just won't print- although sometimes it does beep when sent a job. I know these printers can work in linux - i've read many forums (too many) trying to find a solution.

When a job is sent- lpq reports that it's 'waiting for the subserver to exit at: xx:xx:xx'

I've tried ECP,SPP,ECP, EPP, EPP in BIOS
I've tried the default LQ and BJ modes using the hold down power button for x beeps.
I've tried setting parport to irq 7 and io=0x378
I've tried all of the canon drivers that come with RH 7, and nothing.

I think it might be a printer setting as when it is in LQ mode , on bootup parport reports detecting something at IRQ 7 and to use something called procfs to enable interrupts (???) , in BJ mode it just doesnt report anything - although printtool does detect that there's something attatched to the port.

well here's some (truncated) info that a guru might be able to use to help me out. I will be eternally grateful!!!

*lsmod includes these:

module Size Used by
lp 5416 0 (unused)
parport_pc 7468 1
parport 7312 1 [lp parport_pc]

(i've tried w/out IRQ setting as well)

base: 0x378
irq: 7
dma: none
modes: ECP,SPP,PS2

The bios is set for ECP, PnP is off, and the parallel port is set at 0x378

well that's all i can think of at the moment....
The printer works perfectly in windows 98.

please help!! -- anyone!

Thank you very much.


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