New printer - need driver
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Mar 15 05:44:53 UTC 2009
My old printer died on me... so I bought a nice new shiny Canon printer
assuming that I'd have the appropriate driver... alas, no such luck.
I was encouraged when the print manager showed the new printer and even
got its type tight! When I asked it to print a test page, the lights
flashed and the rollers whirred, but no paper went through and no
The driver was for the iP2000 series (I have an iP12500) so I thought
I'd go to the Canon site and download the driver from there
(cnijfilter-common-2.70-2.src.rpm). It was an .rpm file <rolls eyes> so
I installed alien (and a bunch of other dependencies) and told it to
convert and install. It bombed out saying that there was no target for
my architecture - it was for i386 and I have amd64 installed (Kubuntu,
though that makes no difference, does it? Drivers are the same for all
flavours of *buntu?).
So I dug around and found that alien could just unpack the .rpm into a
directory. Fantastic! I could compile it myself to the 64-bit driver!
Problem is, I have no idea how to do that! :@(
I tried the autogen.sh script but it just said there was nothing to do...
Is there a package for this somewhere? Or instructions on how to compile?
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