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Old 04-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Unable to print to Canon pixma 1800

Running Ubuntu 10.10, when trying to print to canon 1800 print file is created, spooled to printer but does not print. Job appears in print Q and ends as finished job, next job number increases correctly. Printer light flashes to indicate data in,, but nothing out on paper !! (printer works fine on "the Other" OS!
Old 04-22-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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Have a look at this link, it looks like the same printer. Its called Pixma i1800.
Old 04-23-2011, 07:15 AM   #3
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Canon 1800

Hi Cliff,
The common file cnijfilter-common_2.70-2_i386.deb does not seem to like loading under Ubuntu 10.10 .. the text does advise problems with 10.10,, have reported the error message, it crashes out Aptdaemon

Thanks for the info anyway - B. regards Keith
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canon printers are a pain to work with on linux boxes. I had a canon pixma and finally gave up and bought an HP printer to use with my linux pc. My wife uses the canon with her windows pc fine. But canon is not linux friendly. Not to say you should give up, just my 2 cents. Anyway, have you had a look at the gutenprint drivers? that's the only place I was able to get my printer working in linux, and it had low resolution printing.
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A few months ago I asked on the local LUG mailing list about Linux friendly printers because my wife wanted a new printer. The answer I received was that HP was the most Linux friendly and generally printing isn't too much of a problem anymore. Previously, I had sworn away from HP because of other bad experiences, but gave it a try and got the photosmart B210. It was a pain to install under Ubuntu 10.10 as there was a problem with the driver. Surprisingly, I added the same printer to a Slackware based machine yesterday and it recognized it right away. I have also seen that Brother offers drivers, though last time I looked you needed to click a special, small link, to get to the section as they weren't listed in the main drivers page for the models. I also have a Minolta, which uses the foomatic drivers, so sometimes your best bet is open source ones, though the functionality may not be 100%.


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