This manual describes how to get Canon LBP-810/LBP-1120 printer to work under Arch Linux.
Install the following packages with pacman:
- foomatic-db foomatic-filter
Before going any further see the cups page and check if the user you are currently logged as (not root) is in the group "lp"
See if the printer is connected to the computer by checking dmesg and lsusb command output it should tell you something like this:
# Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04a9:260a Canon, Inc. CAPT Printer
After that start the cups daemon:
# /etc/rc.d/cups start
Add the printer using "lpadmin", Device URI should be "/dev/usb/lpX" where X is the corresponding number for printer. check if the "usblp" kernel module is loaded again by using the dmesg command
# lpadmin -p <printer name> -v <device URI> -m /usr/share/cups/model/Canon-LBP-810-capt.ppd
If you recieve "lpadmin: File device URIs have been disabled! To enable, see the FileDevice directive in "/etc/cups/cupsd.conf"." Add the following to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:
... # Allow new printers to be added using device URIs "file:/filename" FileDevice Yes ...
If you have done the previous steps then the printer should be visible from the web based CUPS configruation tool http://localhost:631
Change the DeviceURI section in /etc/cups/printers.conf to
... DeviceURI file:///dev/null ...
and /etc/capt.conf to match the corresponding device e.g "/dev/usb/lpX".
# /etc/rc.d/cups restart