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This is a brief guide for installing the Canon iP1800, based on the wiki for installing the [[Canon iP4300]] printer.
The following packages will very likely be needed:
Install with:
# pacman -S cups ghostscript gsfonts gutenprint
Now create a directory somewhere (for the sake of this tutorial let this directory be ~/canon) and cd to it.
===Download drivers===
Canon Australia provides the drivers in .rpm format, '''rpmextract''' will be needed later. Download drivers to ~/canon directory.
*'''cnijfilter-ip1800series''' http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0900718601.html
*'''cnijfilter-common''' http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0900718405.html
===Install rpmextract===
You will need this package to extract the content of the drivers
# pacman -S rpmextract
===Extract drivers===
# rpmextract.sh cnijfilter-ip1800series-2.70-1.i386.rpm
# rmpextract.sh cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm
===Move the files===
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/
Do this for all files in all subdirectories, and remember, this has to be done with root privileges.
===Install the printer with CUPS===
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:
# rmmod usblp
Disable it permanently by adding it in /etc/rc.conf:
MODULES=(... !usblp ...)
If cups was already running, restart it with
# /etc/rc.d/cupsd restart
If cups is not already running, start it with
# /etc/rc.d/cupsd start
Make the cups daemon start on boot by adding it to the daemons list in /etc/rc.conf:
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus ... @cupsd)
Now point your browser of choice at http://localhost:631
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).
*Click Add Printer
*Fill in the Name, Description and Location (not really very important)
*Choose the connection method for your printer, and fill in any details required for this.
*Now you will be prompted for a Make/Manufacturer - choose Provide a ppd file (click browse)
*Navigate to /usr/share/cups/model/ and choose canonip1800.ppd
===Creating links for libs===
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. To verify which libraries need linking, run the following command:
# ldd /usr/local/bin/cifip1800
You'll probably have to link
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcnbpcmcm312.so.6.50.1 /usr/lib/libcnbpcmcm312.so
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcnbpess312.so.3.0.9 /usr/lib/libcnbpess312.so
# ln -s /usr/lib/libpng.so /usr/lib/libpng.so.3
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclapi312.so.3.3.0 /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclapi312.so
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclbjcmd312.so.3.3.0 /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclbjcmd312.so
# ln -s /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclui312.so.3.3.0 /usr/lib/libcnbpcnclui312.so

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