[ubuntu-uk] Printer problems
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Jul 11 01:16:31 BST 2009
Tony Pursell wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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?
Thanks for answering, Tony!
I got the same driver but on the Japanese site (it was the one that came
up when I googled...). The .rpm is specifically -i386...
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
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