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elvijs 12-16-2006 10:54 AM

Canon Pixma ip1000 on Slackware
I know it's already discussed problem, but I still haven't found drivers for my old Canon Pixma ip1000 printer on Slackware. This is the only reason why I can't fully migrate to linux. TurboPrint works excellent, but I have to purchase license key to use it without logo on my documents, but this license for commercial use (I need it) costs more than the printer itself :) So, is there any way to get this printer work on my machine without commercial drivers? If yes, please, give me detailed instructions, I'm a total newbie.

David the H. 12-16-2006 11:36 AM

According to, Canon has produced a printer driver for it:

You should be able to use alien to convert the .rpms to .tgz packages for installation. Just substitute slackware commands for the debian ones in steps 4 & 5 (on the blog linked to in the above page). I can't give you any detailed instructions on how to do that though, as I'm not familiar with how slack does it.

juboba 06-20-2007 02:27 AM

Could you make it?
Well, you just have to install the tgz (I installed 3 tgz files to make it) and then configure your printer with CUPS.
I'm having some trouble though with OpenOfficeOrg. When I print from OpenOffice, my printer starts printing from the middle of the page. I have to export everything I want to print to pdf and print them with lpr.
Any suggestions?

I have the Canon iP1000 of course.

H_TeXMeX_H 06-20-2007 11:15 AM

Many printers do the same for me. I always export to pdf and print ... then there is no chance of error.

elvijs 06-22-2007 02:01 PM

I was forced to use Windows for some time and I forgot about my printer problem. Recently I returned to Linux and so I had to fix the printer. I found manufacter's drivers, but in the archive there were drivers for ip1500. Fortunately, I found ip1000 drivers on this site Downloaded, installed rpms (with --nodeps) and now I can print. I just haven't tested for any printing problems through OOo.

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