Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-05-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: 0
making printer a network printer


I installed a Canon LBP2900 on a Linux machine.

My purpose was to connect it as a network printer...because that PC is always on.

I did the following...

Driver instalation on the Linux machine:

I followed the manufacturer's recomandations for the driver's instalation.

I downloaded the driver and common library.


After istalling gtk+ with yum install gtk+ I used:

rpm -ivh cndrvcups-common-1.30-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh cndrvcups-capt-1.30-1.i386.rpm

restart CUPS
/etc/init.d/cups restart

registered the printer:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E

registered the printer in the ccpd daemon file for USB connection:

/usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP2900 -o /dev/usb/lp0
started ccpd daemon:
/etc/init.d/ccpd start

After that I did a reboot and connected the printer, the printer was found and fedora asked me if I want to contnue installing the USB device...I said yes.

I used
/etc/init.d/ccpd start again...because I did not include this at Linux startup yet.

The printer appeared in the Network neighbourhood...when trying to install it under win2k I got an error about it being the vrong driver version so I installed the 2k drivers from the printer's CD.
Now it won't print


1.Did I do something wrong?

2.How can I print from the command-line in Linux...I wanna check if the driver installed properly in the first place.

3.Is the instalation complete? I'm a newbye and I used to hear that network printing support required samba (I have it already on the Linux box).

Old 06-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 10.1/10.2/12, Ubuntu 12.04, Crunchbang Statler
Posts: 3,786

Rep: Reputation: 282Reputation: 282Reputation: 282
2) lp-cups (or lpcups, not sure)

Found it, lp-cups
Old 06-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0

I did not install the driver properly...

I have new questions for you.

1.If I erase the driver before issuing lpadmin -x ...can I remove that printer again?

2.To remove a USB driver for a printer...what files need to be erased:
1 would be the /dev/usb/lp0 of course...
Old 06-06-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
are there any other files I should look out for? something in /sbin or /etc/ or /var ...or another folder like that....


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Canon LBP USB Printer as network printer on a Fedora Core without XWindow boy3dfx2 Linux - Newbie 5 06-03-2006 01:23 PM
Printer problems, can't find a printer that is attached to a windows network. ahalfapint Linux - Networking 2 04-12-2006 04:29 PM
CUPS Network Printer/ server indicator blinks no printer output wine Linux - Networking 8 03-18-2006 10:20 PM
Xante Printer Network Printer, Slack 9.1 Conpen2000 Linux - Hardware 0 01-12-2004 10:08 PM
setup printer on client machine(slackware 8) to server (slackware7) network printer changwoo Slackware 9 05-02-2003 05:37 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration