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[[Category:Printers]]
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#Redirect[[CUPS/Printer-specific problems]]
=Introduction=
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This is a brief summary of the ways that the Canon iP4300 printer can be made to work with arch. As the printers are very similar, these techniques would very likely work with the iP4200 also.
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=Requirements=
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The following packages will very likely be needed:
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*cups
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*ghostscript
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*gsfonts
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Install with:
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# pacman -S cups ghostscript gsfonts
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For information about setting up cups, refer to [[CUPS]], however all that is really needed for the iP4300 is to start the cups daemon with:
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# /etc/rc.d/cupsd start
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and to add cupsd to the daemons line in /etc/rc.conf
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=Methods of getting the printer working=
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There are basically four options:
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*[[Canon_iP4300#Proprietary_Drivers|Proprietary Drivers]]
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*Original Canon Drivers found in AUR (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=28923)
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*[[Canon_iP4300#Gutenprint|Gutenprint]]
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*[[Canon_iP4300#Turboprint|Turboprint]]
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==Proprietary Drivers==
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===Install needed packages===
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You will need the package rpmextract
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# pacman -S rpmextract
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Now create a directory somewhere (for the sake of this tutorial let this directory be ~/canon) and cd to it.
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===Download drivers===
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The following download locations seem not to be available any more. You can get the rpm packages from the canon download center / support page. There also seems to be a Debian version with extra functionality available (see discussion).
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Download cnijfilter-ip4300-2.70-1.i386.rpm and cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm from ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/ and put into the folder you created, or:
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# wget ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm
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# wget ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/cnijfilter-ip4300-2.70-1.i386.rpm
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If the above command to download cnijfilter-ip4300-2.70-1.i386.rpm doesn't work you can try the following link:
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# wget http://files.canon-europe.com/files/soft27403/software/Linux_Print_Filterv270.tgz
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As of 09-10-2010 canon.jp was not responding. Canon Australia has both files available. Go to http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Support-Services/Drivers-and-Downloads and select Printers & Consumables -> Inkjet Single Function -> Pixma iP4300 from the drop down menus. From there you can select Linux as the operating system on the right and download both of these files (scroll to the bottom of the page for the "Download" link):
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*Linux Common Package v.2.70: http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0900718403.html
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*Linux iP4300 driver v.2.70: http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0900719301.html
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{{Note|A recent user was unable to successfully use the iP4300 printer with Canon's drivers. The installation succeeded, but printing a test page failed with "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij failed" and "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij: No such file or directory", even though said filter was present. Installing the gutenprint package (see [[Canon_iP4300#Gutenprint]]), restarting cups, deleting the printer and reinstalling it with the gutenprint driver worked flawlessly}}
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====Canon iP4200====
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For the Canon Pixma iP4200 download the following files (common + ip4200 package):
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# http://support-au.canon.com.au/EN/search?v%3aproject=ABS-EN&binning-state=model%3d%3dPIXMA%20iP4200%0Amenu%3d%3dDownload%0Aos%3d%3dLinux&
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Now extract the rpms:
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# rpmextract.sh cnijfilter-ip4300-2.70-1.i386.rpm
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# rpmextract.sh cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm
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Now for the monotonous bit (there is probably a much quicker way to do this using scripts etc, but this way is simple and allows you to see what goes where)
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===Move the files===
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The command rpmextract.sh should have created a usr/ directory in the folder with the rpms. Copy every file in this directory's subfolders into the corresponding actual location. e.g. copy the files in ~/canon//usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/
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Do this for all files in all subdirectories (however I as my language is english, I didn't bother copying the locale folder in ~/canon/usr/local/share and everything still seems to work fine.
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===Install the printer with CUPS===
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CUPS now uses libusb instead of usblp. To read more on this, see the Arch Wiki page for [[CUPS#Blacklisting usblp]]. Unload the module if it is currently loaded:
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# rmmod usblp
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Disable it permanently by adding it in /etc/rc.conf:
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MODULES=(... !usblp ...)
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If cups was already running, restart it with
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# /etc/rc.d/cupsd restart
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If cups is not already running, start it with
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# /etc/rc.d/cupsd start
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Make the cups daemon start on boot by adding it to the daemons list in /etc/rc.conf:
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DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus hal ... @cupsd)
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Now point your browser of choice at http://localhost:631
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This should present the cups web interface. If not, ensure that cups is started (see above) and that your hosts are set-up correctly (or see the [[CUPS]] article).
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*Click Add Printer
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*Fill in the Name, Description and Location (not really very important)
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*Choose the connection method for your printer, and fill in any details required for this.
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*Now you will be prompted for a Make/Manufacturer - choose Provide a ppd file (click browse)
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*Navigate to /usr/share/cups/model/ and choose canonip4300.ppd
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The printer should now be installed. If you finish these steps and receive an error like "device uri: 'cnij_usb:/dev/usb/lp0' is bad!", then go back to the beginning of this section and make sure that the usblp module is not loaded.
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Once installed, you could test the printer by pressing the Print Test Page button, or continue onto the next step to add support for higher resolutions.
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Bulk of information from http://www.erlandertervueren.com/ubuntu/ip4300_guide
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The installed PPD file doesn't allow you to select the printing quality. To fix this, back up your ppd file, then open it as root.
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Your ppd file will be found in /etc/cups/ppd and it's name depends upon what you called your printer.
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The commands below assume the printer was called Canon:
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# su root
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# <text editor here> /etc/cups/ppd/Canon.ppd
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Insert these lines in the file after the "Resolution" section:
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*OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne
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*DefaultCNQuality: 3
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*CNQuality 2/High: "2"
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*CNQuality 3/Normal: "3"
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*CNQuality 4/Standard: "4"
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*CNQuality 5/Economy: "5"
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*CloseUI: *CNQuality
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The following gives a greater choice of print resolution if added to the "Resolution" section, but it is currently not know if the Quality setting impinges upon this. Note that the ip4200 only offers 600dpi in black and white. (Maybe someone could verify some of this)
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*Resolution 1200/1200 dpi: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice"
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*Resolution 2400/2400 dpi: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
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*Resolution 4800/4800 dpi: "<</HWResolution[4800 4800]>>setpagedevice"
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===Creating links for libs===
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The driver needs a few additional libraries for which you have to create links. You can find the missing libraries by running the executable files in /usr/local/bin/ that you have copied earlier. You'll probably have to link
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# ln -s /usr/lib/libpng.so /usr/lib/libpng.so.3
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# ln -s /usr/lib/libxml2.so.2 /usr/lib/libxml.so.1
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Eventually you also have to install gtk
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# pacman -S gtk
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===Troubleshooting===
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If the printer (in my case iP4200) still doesn't work try adding it without providing the ppd file. Add a new printer via http://localhost:631, choose Canon from above the file selection dialog for the ppd file and then navigate to the according device.
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==Gutenprint==
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===Install needed packages===
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First of we are going to need the gutenprint drivers, so let's install them
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# pacman -S gutenprint
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===install the printer with CUPS===
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Almost the same procedure as described above in the ''Proprietary Drivers'' section can be used to install the printer. Here are the steps needed
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If cups is not already running, start it with
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# /etc/rc.d/cupsd start
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Now point your browser of choice at http://localhost:631
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This should present the cups web interface. If not, ensure that cups is started (see above) and that your hosts are set-up correctly (or see the [[CUPS]] article).
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*Click Add Printer
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*Fill in the Name, Description and Location (not really very important)
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*Choose the connection method for your printer, and fill in any details required for this.
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*Now you will be prompted for your Printer Model - scroll down and choose
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'''Canon PIXMA iP4300 - CUPS+Gutenprint V5.0.2 (en)'''
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*Click Add Printer
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Note! The version number may vary on your installation.
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The printer should now be installed. You could test it by pressing the Print Test Page button. Keep in mind that the proprietary drivers have a higher printing quality especially when it comes to printing pictures.
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==Turboprint==
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===Install Turboprint===
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Download the archive (.tgz) from the [http://www.zedonet.com/en_p_turboprint_download_2.phtml downloads section], . Extract the archive and run ./setup
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===Install the printer with CUPS===
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Almost the same procedure as described above in the ''Guntenprint'' section can be used to install the printer. Here are the steps needed
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If cups is not already running, start it with
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# /etc/rc.d/cupsd start
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Now point your browser of choice at http://localhost:631
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This should present the cups web interface. If not, ensure that cups is started (see above) and that your hosts are set-up correctly (or see the [[CUPS]] article).
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*Click Add Printer
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*Fill in the Name, Description and Location (not really very important)
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*Choose the connection method for your printer, and fill in any details required for this.
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*Now you will be prompted for your Printer Model - scroll down and choose
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'''Canon PIXMA iP4300 - CUPS+Gutenprint V5.0.2 (en)'''
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*Click Add Printer
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Note! The version number may vary on your installation.
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The printer should now be installed. You could test it by pressing the Print Test Page button.
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==Related Links/Additional Information==
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http://www.erlandertervueren.com/ubuntu/ip4300_guide/ - A guide for setting up the printer on ubuntu - may help if using gnome etc.
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To install the Canon iP1800 Printer, follow the steps of Turboprinter to install it and in the cups section, select the printer "Canon iP2000" to detect it.
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Latest revision as of 01:53, 17 October 2015