[ubuntu-uk] canon lbp-1120

Farran Lee fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Sun Jun 7 22:41:42 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-06-07 at 22:30 +0100, Tony Pursell wrote:
> Kris Douglas wrote:
> > 2009/6/7 Farran Lee <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com>:
> >   
> >> well I'm very sorry everyone to bring this up and I'm sure several of
> >> you saw the subject and groaned...
> >> I've hunted around and no one seems to be able to make this printer
> >> reliably work. Some people have said just do this this and this and it
> >> works, others have no luck at all and some people's printers just make
> >> noises... :p
> >>
> >> well I've tried everything I can think of which isn't much - just
> >> downloaded the canon-written ppd and installed it. That's it. So I just
> >> hoped that someone may be able to shed a bit of light on the issue?
> >> Please? :)
> >>     
> >
> > Hey, Farran. I don't know if you've seen this link, but it looks like
> > something to check out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=81454
> >   
> Hi Farran,
> I always head over to http://linuxprinting.org and consult their 
> database of printers. Here is the link for your printer
> http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Canon-LBP-1120
> and for its driver.
> http://openprinting.org/show_driver.cgi?driver=capt&fromprinter=Canon-LBP-1120
> There are some special instructions there for this type of printer,
> Tony


ftr, I had to select Serial Port in the Add new printer bit, then choose
my own ppd file. The one that works is the 810 installed by the package
you pointed me to - being the wrong one for the printer, some things
take a while to process :p but that's fine :)

Thanks Tony, it would appear that it ends up taking me to roughly the
same place anyway so I'll just ignore Canon. What's annoying is that
from looking at their website, this appears to be a popular printer (or
was), yet, as a large corporation, they manage to drive people away from
linux. Grr.

And if it means anything, the location for the printer is
serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200 . I can't do anything else extra special
with it, but it all works fine now.

Thanks for all the help :)
Farran Lee <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com>
I'm only 16 :P

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