Jaunty: How to install a USB printer?

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Wed May 6 15:54:32 UTC 2009

marc wrote:
> Eberhard Roloff said:
>> Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 06 May 2009, my mailbox was graced by a missive
>>>  from Jan Torben Heuer <jtnews at mail2004.dnsalias.org> who wrote:
>>>>> I want to install a usb printer that's connected to my machine. I
>>>>> can't figure out how to do this in jaunty.
>>>> For me, running "system-config-printer" was the easiest solution. But
>>>> it is a GNOME program and you may have to install it manually.
>>>> Nevertheless, the printer will appear in KDE, too.
>>> Install CUPS and do it through the web interface (http://localhost:631)
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ron.
>> Did I miss it, or did the OP even not mention what printer he wants to
>> use?
> It's a Canon Pixmar ip5300.
Actually, for Canon I ALWAYS use turboprint. Not that the printer will 
not somehow work without it (I do not know) but is it worth the hassle 
when turboprint simply works?

And imho it works at least as well as the 100MB+ Canon drivers for Windows.

see http://www.turboprint.info/printers_Canon.html


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