Canon LBP 2900 installing in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Phil Dobbin bukowskiscat at
Wed Nov 21 05:26:26 UTC 2012

On 11/21/2012 03:49 AM, Shali 9846303531 wrote:

> Dear All,
> We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in our labs , now we are planning to
> switching some windows PCs ( faculty and office people) to Ubuntu.
> Now the problem is we are using Canon LBP 2900 in all office and faculty
> rooms. i cant find any proper documentation for configuring it.please
> guide me in the proper way.

In the past, I've found the best, surefire way of adding printers is to
deal directly with CUPS itself via <http://localhost:631>

You just add the printer(s) you want to share over the network to the
network option in admin & more often than not, all Linux boxes, assuming
they're joined to your LAN, will automatically pick the printer(s) up.
You'll generally find the printer drivers you need via Gutenberg in CUPS.

I'd advise avoiding the Printers option in  Gnome/Unity's Settings like
the plague. IME, it causes more problems than it's worth.



currently (ab)using
CentOS 5.8 & 6.3, Debian Squeeze & Wheezy, Fedora Beefy, OS X Snow
Leopard & Ubuntu Precise & Quantal

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