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Old 05-06-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Printer not printing Canon s400

I have just migrated to Linux Mandrake from Windows and am completely new to Linux but cannot get my printer to print. I print through a USB port with a Canon s400 bubblejet printer, from what I can tell all the settings are fine, and if I sent a file to the printer it says that the printer is printing, but nothing happens.

I am using a Via technologies P4Vmm2 motherboard with onboard sound and USB etc. and cannot get any sound out of the system either.

Can anybody assist?
Old 05-09-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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Similar problem with Slackware and a Lexmark on a prallel port with spooler LPRng.

Found this on the web:

from a command prompt: ./SETUP (SETUP is all uppercase)

This will step you through setting up your printer for any port. After two weeks, this
worked for me. I could never get the apsfilter right. If I bypassed the filter, it still did not work, but the utillity seem to do the trick.
Old 05-09-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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There is an enormous amount of info on the topic of printing at The Linux Documentation Project:

Have you checked your distributions' website? It was invaluable for me to follow the distribution specific guide, and saved me a lot of time.


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