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Old 05-21-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Vector Linux/slackware, cannot print on Canon MP 280 printer


I added the printer in 'printing' setting, printer installed successfully but wont print anything. I had tried installing HPLIP to use it to print instead of cups but couldn't get it running. Any solutions folks?
 
Old 05-21-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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I have no solution to offer, but if you go to forum.vectorlinux.com you will have a chance to directly communicate with the distro developers.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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HPLIP likely won't work with none HP printers.

I couldn't find anything about it at the open printing database. I took a quick look at the Canon site and they do not support this printer on Linux. This does not offer much hope.

Fogpipe's suggestion is likely the best option.

Last edited by frankbell; 05-21-2012 at 08:17 PM.
 
Old 05-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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Canon do support this printer:
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010883.asp
Found searching for "!linux canon +MP280 printer" in duckduckgo
 
Old 05-22-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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Nice catch, David McCann.

Odd, when I went to the Canon page to download drivers for this printer, a message to the effect that my operation system was not supported appeared. I was at the Canon page for North American/USA. Perhaps Canon's right hand and left hand aren't talking.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Actually there is some truth in HPLIP usage a few of the Canon-MP's rely on HP Technology.
To get it to work you also need Gutenprint, foomatic-db-nonfree foomatic-filters splix installed in CUPS and the trick seems to be that most of the MP printers work by using the IP1500 Gutenprint driver.
 
  


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