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Old 01-17-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy installing canon mf4150 printer on a wireless network with ubuntu

I have a canon MF4150 printer installed via USB on a Windows XP computer shared on a wireless network. I am trying to install this on my laptop running Edubuntu using Samba. I use the System>Administration>Printers menu, and select NEW printer. In device, I select "Windows printer via Samba" and using the SMB browser window, I find the network printer, but it is listed as 6 different printers (though there is actually only one physical multifunction printer on the network). The choices are "Quicken PDF Printer, PageManager PDF Writer, Microsoft XPS Document Writer, Microsoft Office Document Image Writer, Canon MF4100 Series UFR11 LT, and Canon MF4100 Series (Fax)". I guess and select the Canon MF4100 Series UFR11 LT printer, and it searches for drivers. None are found, but it asks if I want to search a database, which I do for Canon, but no specific option is found for MF4150 or similar printer. I then went to Canon's website, and eventually on the website find a listing of device drivers for the MF4150 printer, for linux and download a compressed file called "UFR_11_Printer_Driver_for_Linux_Driver_V180_uk_EN.tar.gz" which I save to my desktop and extract the files. In the Folder is a subfolder 23-bit_Driver, which contains a subfolder "Debian" which contains two files: "cndrvcups-common_1.80-1_i386.deb" and "cndrvcups-ufr2-uk_1.80-1_i386.deb". Back in the printer configuration window, I have the option of "provide PPD file" but none of these files appear to be PPD files, at least they don't have PPD extensions.

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and networks in general.

I was able to set up the wireless network though and am able to access the internet via the wireless network.

Any ideas? How do I find and install appropriate device drivers for this printer to work?

Last edited by bacuser; 01-17-2009 at 06:58 PM. Reason: misspelled a word
Old 01-19-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_1.80-1_i386.deb cndrvcups-ufr2-uk_1.80-1_i386.deb

and from the readme, you can see where the .ppd file will be located.. ..

If you are using Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, a PPD file error may occour when you 
  register the printer (PPD) with the print spooler. To solve this problem, 
  use "-P (full path to the ppd)" instead of "-m" when you specify the ppd 
  using the command line.
    Example: /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p iRC5180
              -P /usr/share/cups/model/CNCUPSIRC5180ZK.ppd
              -v lpd:// -E


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