On 2012/05/06 22:20 (GMT+0100) Myrosia Dzikovska composed:
I am trying to get a Canon IP1600 to print in OpenSuse
12.1. There are
ubuntu instructions on the web, that I am trying to adapt
I downloaded the drivers, tracked down older libraries
installed the rpms. The ppd file needed minor corrections, to say
resolution 600x600 instead of 600/600, but with that passed the
Yast print setup happily detects the printer, reads in
the ppd file,
and lets me choose the ip2200 driver (which according to the docs
should support ip1600 as well) . But when I print a test page, nothing
comes out of the printer.
The cups error log is attached. It contains no errors
- cups clearly
thinks that all is well. I tried using the command it logs from the
command line, with a ps file, but that just got a bunch of stuff
printed on the console instead of going to the printer. What could be
going wrong here?
Probably the simple fact that we bought Canon printers. I'll never buy
another. Mine worked fine as long as 11.2 was supported, but only after I
located a driver on Canon's UK web site. The box mine came in said Linux
support right on the box, which is why I decided to buy it instead of a
Brother. But when I went looking for a driver, couldn't find one, and called
Canon USA support, it flat out stated the box was wrong, and told me I should
return it to the vendor for refund, which at that point was impossible as
past the 30 day no questions asked return period.
After more than a year passed, Canon USA started providing a Linux driver
that only works if it feels like it (same problem in too new releases of
openSUSE, Fedora and Mandriva). Most of the time YaST can print a test page
from it - as long as I don't try to print from the wrong app first. Once that
happens, even to get a test page to print requires deleting the printer
object with YaST and creating a new one.
Now I don't even try to print if I can help it, except for plain text files
from Firefox or PDF files from KPDF, as I can't remember which others print
OK and which don't. Even those apps often don't print as they should,
sometimes overlapping adjacent characters that should be separated by normal
spacing, or randomly spitting out blank extra pages. If I need to print
anything else I boot a Windows puter and print from it.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
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