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Old 09-08-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Turboprint ?

Okay, I'm runnin SUSE 9.3 pro, I'm a nube so be gentle. After beating my brain and reading the other threads on turboprint, I have become quite confused. I have a canon ip1500 and was sugested to download turboprint by canon tech support. Is there any other way to get my printer to work without havibg to pay the 35 beans or so? What I'm trying to ask is in detail, how would i go about doing this? I've googled it and have had bad luck.
please help.
Old 09-08-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Turboprint ?

Originally posted by swampthing001
...and was sugested to download turboprint by canon tech support...
It's only a suggestion, right?
Do you have the drivers installed allready? Turboprint is just the program, I think, optional. Try searching google for a program that'll do what you want...
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IF you decide to use Turboprint don't bother with the demo version. Every page will have their logo and the logo is LARGE.
Old 09-09-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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Okay, I've tried the major sites like sourceforge, afterdawn, freshmeat and googleing. THe logo is huge. So I have a new question how would I run this K3b_data_project/ip1500os9504us.sea.hqx
it say that this file must be converted with binhex 4.0, but what is binhex? Is it a compiler and linker similar visual studio? I realy appreciate the reply, thank you, but i still need help.
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Turboprint works well - I'm going to buy the five-seat package I think.
Old 09-19-2005, 12:42 AM   #6
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I looked everywhere for canon linux drivers. There are a few, but canon is one company that just sucks for open source drivers. They put a PPD file, which will drive the printer in linux, in the macos X driver pack. Then they package it in a way which is impossible for linux users to access. In fact, mac and canon keep changing the format of the driver files so they continue to be impossible for linux users to access. All one would need to do is get inside the file, and pull out the files. macos X is basically BSD unix. All their stuff runs perfectly on linux. They, however, make the packaging of the files outside the realm of linux.

Turboprint is the only driver, until everyone gets off their butts and starts emailing canon to quit locking up their open source drivers inside files which cannot be accessed in linux.

Canon doesn't have to write new drivers. All they need to do is make the files available in .tar.gz format.


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