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Wizard does not list my printer
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gerry

Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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Location: England

PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2007, 04:16    Post_subject:  Wizard does not list my printer
Sub_title: Puppy 2.16 Canon i965
 

Can't find my printer, Canon i965, on the list in the printer setup wizard.
Puppy 2.16, USB port.

What to do?
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muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
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Location: lisbon

PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2007, 08:22    Post_subject:  

I can't find anything on linuxprinting.org. what to do?

1) send an email to canon support asking if a driver/.ppd file is available, and if not, do they intend to release any.

2) buy a license from http://www.turboprint.de/english.html , or use their free version & put up with the turboprint logo on each page.

3) google for anybody using another canon driver successfully, or wait till somebody reverse engineers a driver.

4) buy a linux-friendly computer.

the problem isn't with linux in general, or puppy in particular, it's with manufacturers that release products with drivers only for windows.
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gerry

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Aug 2007, 03:22    Post_subject:  

Google "Canon i965 linux" got 33400 hits. I'm working my way through them.....

Actually, the free Turboprint looks easiest.

Else, look for an old printer to go with the old computer!
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gamfa

Joined: 26 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Aug 2007, 19:36    Post_subject:  

There are Canon drivers for this printer but they were issued in Japan only. In japan the printer was called PIXUS 965i. Check out this link...

http://lists.samba.org/archive/linux/2006-December/016750.html

and this one.....

https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/printing-user-canon/2004/001528.html

I went through this on my Canon 560i. The problem is that with my 560 was the drivers were written around Redhat 9.0. I had to trace down some libs for rh 9.0 and load them in order to get them working.

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gerry

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Aug 2007, 14:06    Post_subject:  

Thanks. I downloaded the two Canon files suggested in one of those links (or was it a link off of one them) but then the recipe said I need libpng2.rpm.
The only versions that I can find are for Mandriva or ALTLinux. So I'm a bit stuck.
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gerry

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug 2007, 17:15    Post_subject:  

I succeeded with Turboprint- another thread.
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tday

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug 2007, 18:17    Post_subject: Canon printers, Turboprint
Sub_title: Canon iXXX printers w/Turboprint
 

I got Turboprint and paid around $30 for the license 4 years ago to use my Canon i250 with Suse Linux. Still have it and it works fine with Puppy. At first it would lose the license when I rebooted, but the latest free upgrade fixed the problem. Hated to pay for a driver, but it does work well with many printers. I tried the free drivers - one from Japan and I think one from Austrailia - but didn't have any luck, and couldn't find a workaround to keep the logo from printing on the free Turboprint. At least money saved on the cheap ink for the i250 has paid for license.
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug 2007, 19:06    Post_subject:  

The Canon drivers for the i250 were issued in New Zealand and The Aussies also got them. Go to their Canon sites to find them. I used the installation instructions from the i250 to get the Japanese i560 driver installed for my printer.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 05:36    Post_subject:  

following a query from gerry, i've uploaded a .pet for the i950 canon printer here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=22095
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