[ubuntu-uk] Printer problems

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Fri Jul 10 18:46:39 BST 2009

On 10 Jul 2009 at 0:02, Wulfy wrote:

> 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 
> paper-weight?
> 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
> -- 
> Blessings
> Wulfmann
> Wulf Credo:
> Respect the elders. Teach the young. Co-operate with the pack.
> Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between.
> Share your affections. Voice your opinion. Leave your Mark.
> Copyright July 17, 1988 by Del Goetz

For printers, I always go to www.linuxprinting.org.

Their entry for this printer is 


It says to use 'Canon driver from Canon website'.  Which is here


Is that what you tried?


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