[ubuntu-uk] Printer problems

Wulfy wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Jul 10 00:02:15 BST 2009

My printer died so I bought a new one.  It's a Canon PIXMA iP2500.  My 
Kubuntu Jaunty set-up recognises the printer and correctly identifies 
it, but it refuses to talk to it.  Requesting a test page causes the 
lights to flash but no page to appear.

I went to the Canon site and there's a driver for it.  Unfortunately, 
it's a Fedora driver and for i386 architecture and I'm running 64-bit 
Kubuntu.  Alien bombs out with a 'wrong architecture' error.  I even 
tried installing VirtualBox to try and run it under WinXP... I couldn't 
get the USB connection to work.  :@(

Does anyone have any ideas how to get this printer running or is it a 

wulfy at wulfy-desktop:~$ uname -a
Linux wulfy-desktop 2.6.28-13-generic #45-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 30 22:12:12 
UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux



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