New printer - need driver
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Mar 15 22:16:59 UTC 2009
Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:44 AM, Wulfy <wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
>> 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
>> printing... :@(
>> The driver was for the iP2000 series (I have an iP12500) so I thought
> Did you mean ip2500? Try looking this over:
> Not for the faint of heart, and you may also have to look into
> creating a chroot to run alien in since your arch is different. Note
> that RPM files are just archives - you can right-click them to extract
> the contents.
<sigh> Thanks, Chris.
Normally I only install debs so the package manager can look after
updates and such, but I need this driver or I have a nice black shiny
paper-weight! I'm not shy about using the Konsole and compiling but a
chroot has never really made any sense to me. I don't think I could
pull that off... :@(
The .src package seems to have everything the .i386 packages have but
not compiled. I was wondering if the scripts could be tweaked to use
the compiler I have and give me a 64-bit solution? I haven't checked
all the folders but the ones I have looked in seem to have .c anf .h
files in so should be compilable in a 64-bit environment. Would this
involve only changing the targets from i386 to amd64? The only thing I
can think of that may be a problem is if there's some assembler level
Thanks again for your help.
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