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Canon linux printer drivers

Postby towy71 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:58 am

Ok not strictly true but here is a link to ask Canon to make linux drivers.
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Postby sweet72 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:57 pm

You could use that link. You can write them letters and emails. Your best bet is to buy from manufacturers that support Linux. If they have a driver for your printer that fully works, buy from them. If not, don't buy from them. That should send a better message.
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Postby Nigel » Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:48 pm

But unless you tell them why you bought from the competition, how are they going to know ?
If enough people write to Canon & say "I really like the look of your xyz printer, but because you don't support Linux I bought an Acme zzz instead", they might just get the hint.
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Postby sweet72 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:13 pm

Of course tell them in a letter or email what you did buy and why. If they don't understand the problem, they will not know to fix it.
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Postby davecs » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:48 pm

Canon do actually provide Linux drivers for the i250 from their sites Down Under. I managed to install them on PCLinuxOS on my mum-in-law's computer. Here is how I did it:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=1368.0

I'm sure a similar technique would work for most distros, just the "ln -s" lines need to specify a file that actually exists...
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Postby Vanders » Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:05 am

The bjfilter drivers that you installed have been used to developer the Canon support in Gutenprint. See http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/p_Sup ... nters.php3

Provided you have a fairly upto-date GimpPrint 4.x or Gutenprint 5.x, and foomatic if you're using Linux, you shouldn't need to install anything else to get your BJC 250 to work (Although if your distro doesn't do it for you, you'll have to configure a new print queue with the correct driver)
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Postby davecs » Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:48 pm

I don't think the BJC-250 and i250 are the same, are they?
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Postby towy71 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:38 pm

no they aren't
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Postby Vanders » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:13 pm

Sorry, you're dead right. i250 & pixma support is in progress but seems to be going slow. You'd need to running the bleeding edge CVS version of GutenPrint to have any hope of it working with a Canon i250, although the PIXMA iP4000 & the S200 have experimental support in the latest 5.0.0-rc2 release.

Sorry for the confusion!
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Postby guy » Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:17 pm

Totally OT, but I'd just like to welcome the man behind Syllable to the LXF forums.
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Postby towy71 » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:07 pm

I thought that we already had a Syllable guy here, stand up Mike, ok you can get on a chair to show above the desk :lol:
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:54 am

Pfft :-)

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Postby guy » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:26 pm

Well, I was hoping that Vanders would keep you in order - Evil Nick clearly can't. :twisted:
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Canon print drivers

Postby furryface47 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:38 pm

sweet72 wrote:You could use that link. You can write them letters and emails. Your best bet is to buy from manufacturers that support Linux. If they have a driver for your printer that fully works, buy from them. If not, don't buy from them. That should send a better message.


I sent a comment to Canon that I was considering returning the Canon printer and getting an HP printer because they are better (best?) supported for Linux drivers.
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