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Old 02-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.10: Printing CDs on Canon IP4500?

Hi All,

I am trying to get my Canon iP4500 printer to print on Cds using the tray that came with it for this purpose.

The software that comes with it ("CD Label Print") in Windows only, and an internet search tells me it won't work with WINE.

The printer works fine with regular paper.

I found a workaround using gLabels on

but when I try

OK, so you have gLabels installed, now download, unzip it, and put the xml file into /usr/share/glabels/templates.
I cannot copy the xml file into the templates folder.
(Even when logged in as root)

I tried to duplicate the template by hand in Glabels, but it would not accept the values from the original. I then could not find the saved template to edit it manually. (it is *not* in /usr/share/glabels/templates )

Has anyone got this work?

Why can I not copy the xml file, even when logged in as root?

Thanks for any help...
Old 02-05-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Does /usr/share/glabels/templates even exist?

Go to the prompt and do:

cd /usr/share/glabels/templates

If you can get in there, do `ls -lah` to show the permissions. If you can get in there you should be able to copy files in to it.
Old 02-05-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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Yes, the directory does exist.
However, I got a permission denied error when copying through the GUI.

Result of ls -lah:

name@pc-name:/usr/share/glabels/templates$ ls -lah
total 140K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K 2009-02-04 20:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4.0K 2009-02-04 20:13 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14K 2008-09-25 00:24 avery-iso-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 972 2008-09-25 00:24 avery-other-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35K 2008-09-25 00:24 avery-us-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.3K 2008-09-25 00:24 brother-other-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 543 2008-09-25 00:24 categories.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.5K 2008-09-25 00:24 dymo-other-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 27K 2008-09-25 00:24 misc-iso-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 736 2008-09-25 00:24 misc-other-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11K 2008-09-25 00:24 misc-us-templates.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.9K 2008-09-25 00:24 paper-sizes.xml
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12K 2008-09-25 00:24 zweckform-iso-templates.xml
What command would I use to copy from the desktop to here?
(I have no experience with the command line yet. Ubuntu makes it too easy :-))



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