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    Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Hi,

    I have found several people who have had problems with Canon all-in-one laser printers. I had huge problems when I first set mine up because it wasn't in Synaptic yet.

    There are threads on the forum addressing specific printers, but since the driver wasn't officially supported for very long I think lots of folks have given up the fight.

    My thought is that anyone who successfully installed a Canon laser should be able to post to this thread, and/or a link to threads on this or other forums which they found helpful in getting it to work.

    The driver as it is shown in Ubuntu 10.10 is cndrvcups-ufr2-uk, and cndrvcups-common.

    I have a Canon ImageClass MF8050CN color networked laser which works perfectly with this driver. It supports the networking, although it takes a couple minutes to populate the list of printers when you're setting up. I have not tried the USB port since I have no use for that type of configuration. I have not tried scanning to the computer, only to the USB stick, which works fine.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Thanks for starting this thread, I'm following you over from another thread and I'll post here rather than hijack that one.

    First of all, you said in the other thread and implied here that cndrvcups-ufr2-uk and cndrvcups-common are in the repos. Which repo? I wasn't able to find it so I downloaded it from the Canon Australia website as directed in another thread. It was version 2.20.

    Unfortunately it looks like my old (2005 era) imageCLASS MF5770 isn't supported. There's no PPD file in the driver for it and similar-looking PPDs (i.e. "MF5800") don't work.

    The printer is not detected over the network and I had to guess at several steps - entering the IP address then selecting the default "PASSTHRU" which I didn't understand.

    I tried doing it via USB as well, two printers are detected - MF5770 and MF5770 FAX but neither work because none of the PPD files seem to operate it.

    Since I'm running 64-bit, I made 64-bit .deb files from the 64-bit .rpm files using alien. I'll try the 32-bit .deb files. They might not work, but I just want to see if there is an MF5770 PPD there.

    I had high hopes this would finally get the printer to work in Linux. It's too bad, I guess other than the fact that it isn't supported in Linux or my fiance's Mac, it's not bad. There's no off switch and most errors have to be cleared by unplugging it and waiting 3 minutes but I can't say there's been problems with paper jams or the auto document feeder. It prints quite fast, the fax is full-featured, the networking is solid, it runs a web configuration page at its IP address, the envelope bypass slot works well and the toner lasts a long time. I only just got my first toner low message a few months ago and the counter indicates I've printed over 3000 pages.

    If only Canon would cooperate with the Linux community more! Among printer manufacturers they seem to be the last holdout.

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Ack, checking the readme I see that the MF5770 is not supported.

    End of the line for me then.

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Sorry to hear about this, but it's not necessarily the end of the line. You might want to try to find out what other printers were in the same "family" and then google Linux and any of those printers. Printer manufacturers always build a bunch of models that all behave the same way, and if somebody else built from modified source you might either be able to make the same changes or, possibly, convince some developer to do it so it benefits everyone with those models.

    This is, after all, the basic premise behind Open Source. If you can find a bunch of other guys who would all donate a few bucks to pay a developer, if none are willing to volunteer it, then that might get the job done too.
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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Good start of a thread, I guess my experience fits in nicely here. Just bought a Canon i-Sensys MF8030Cn and spent most of the afternoon getting it installed, especially on 64bit Ubuntu (10.10, Maverick Meerkat).

    In the end it was really easy, but finding the information i needed was not:

    The driver can be obtained directly from Canon. This printer is supported by the "UFRII/UFRII LT Printer Driver for Linux v2.20", which supports a lot of other Canon printers too (see list at the end of this posting). The driver file I downloaded was o1113enx_l_ufr220.zip, there seems to be many variants (languages?).

    Canon provides .deb packaged drivers for 32 bit systems, but only (RedHat) rpm for 64 bit. The 32bit .deb packages worked nicely "as is" on my 32bit laptop, but my 64 bit desktop needed some more. Luckily the rpm converted nicely to debian/ubuntu using alien. So once I got the rpm packages unpacked on my system all I needed to do was,

    sudo apt-get install alien
    sudo alien -i /path/to/file.rpm (for both drivers in the package)

    and once that was done CUPS recognized the printer in the normal "add printer" process.

    Have not done anything more than a few test prints, and only over network (not USB), but this far it looks good. Asfaik no driver exists that would enable the scanner, but this model has the nice option to scan directly to a usb-stick.

    According to the readme file, this driver should work with the following printers:

    LBP3360
    LBP3370
    LBP3460
    LBP5360
    LBP5960
    LBP5970
    LBP5975
    LBP6650dn
    LBP6750/3560
    LBP7750C
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030L
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2025
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5030/C5030i/C5035/C5035i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051/C5051i/C5045/C5045i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7055/C7065
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9060/C9070 PRO
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065/C9075 PRO
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6055/6055i/6065/6065i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075/6075i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8085/8095
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8105
    imageRUNNER2520/2520i
    imageRUNNER2525/2525i/2530/2530i
    imageRUNNER2535/2535i/2545/2545i
    iR105+
    iR1018
    iR1020
    iR1022
    iR1024/1024A/1024F/1024i/1024iF
    iR2016/2016i
    iR2018/2018i
    iR2020/2020i
    iR2022
    iR2025
    iR2030
    iR2230
    iR2270
    iR2318L
    iR2320L/2320N
    iR2420D/2420L
    iR2830
    iR2870
    iR3025
    iR3030
    iR3035
    iR3045
    iR3225/3225N
    iR3230/3230A/3230N
    iR3235/3235A/3235N
    iR3245/3245A/3245N
    iR3530
    iR3570
    iR4530
    iR4570
    iR5055
    iR5065
    iR5075
    iR5570
    iR6570
    iR7086
    iR7095/7095P
    iR7105
    iR8070
    iR85+
    iR9070
    iR C1021/C1021i
    iR C1028/C1030
    iR C2380i
    iR C2550/C2550i
    iR C2580i
    iR C2880/C2880i
    iR C3080/C3080i
    iR C3180/C3180i
    iR 3180C/3180Ci
    iR C3380/C3380i
    iR C3580/C3580i
    iR C4080
    iR C4580
    iR C5180
    iR C5185
    iR C5870
    iR C5880/C5880i
    iR 5880C/5880Ci
    iR C6870
    iR C6880/C6880i
    iR 6880C/6880Ci
    imagePRESS C1
    imagePRESS C1+
    D400-450
    D460-490
    D500 Series
    D1100 Series
    MF4010 Series
    MF4100 Series
    MF4200 Series
    MF4320-4350
    MF4360-4390
    MF4400 Series
    MF4500 Series
    MF4600 Series
    MF5800 Series
    MF6500 Series
    MF6600 Series
    MF7100 Series
    MF8000 Series
    MF8300 Series
    MF8400 Series
    MF9100 Series
    MF9200 Series
    MF9300 Series
    L160
    L3000 Series
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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    I should have thought to put that list here. Thanks!
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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    AHA!

    Worked for me.

    Thank you for posting your findings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagh33ra View Post
    Good start of a thread, I guess my experience fits in nicely here. Just bought a Canon i-Sensys MF8030Cn and spent most of the afternoon getting it installed, especially on 64bit Ubuntu (10.10, Maverick Meerkat).

    In the end it was really easy, but finding the information i needed was not:

    The driver can be obtained directly from Canon. This printer is supported by the "UFRII/UFRII LT Printer Driver for Linux v2.20", which supports a lot of other Canon printers too (see list at the end of this posting). The driver file I downloaded was o1113enx_l_ufr220.zip, there seems to be many variants (languages?).

    Canon provides .deb packaged drivers for 32 bit systems, but only (RedHat) rpm for 64 bit. The 32bit .deb packages worked nicely "as is" on my 32bit laptop, but my 64 bit desktop needed some more. Luckily the rpm converted nicely to debian/ubuntu using alien. So once I got the rpm packages unpacked on my system all I needed to do was,

    sudo apt-get install alien
    sudo alien -i /path/to/file.rpm (for both drivers in the package)

    and once that was done CUPS recognized the printer in the normal "add printer" process.

    Have not done anything more than a few test prints, and only over network (not USB), but this far it looks good. Asfaik no driver exists that would enable the scanner, but this model has the nice option to scan directly to a usb-stick.

    According to the readme file, this driver should work with the following printers:

    LBP3360
    LBP3370
    LBP3460
    LBP5360
    LBP5960
    LBP5970
    LBP5975
    LBP6650dn
    LBP6750/3560
    LBP7750C
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2020/2030L
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2025
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5030/C5030i/C5035/C5035i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5051/C5051i/C5045/C5045i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C7055/C7065
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9060/C9070 PRO
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065/C9075 PRO
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6055/6055i/6065/6065i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 6075/6075i
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8085/8095
    imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8105
    imageRUNNER2520/2520i
    imageRUNNER2525/2525i/2530/2530i
    imageRUNNER2535/2535i/2545/2545i
    iR105+
    iR1018
    iR1020
    iR1022
    iR1024/1024A/1024F/1024i/1024iF
    iR2016/2016i
    iR2018/2018i
    iR2020/2020i
    iR2022
    iR2025
    iR2030
    iR2230
    iR2270
    iR2318L
    iR2320L/2320N
    iR2420D/2420L
    iR2830
    iR2870
    iR3025
    iR3030
    iR3035
    iR3045
    iR3225/3225N
    iR3230/3230A/3230N
    iR3235/3235A/3235N
    iR3245/3245A/3245N
    iR3530
    iR3570
    iR4530
    iR4570
    iR5055
    iR5065
    iR5075
    iR5570
    iR6570
    iR7086
    iR7095/7095P
    iR7105
    iR8070
    iR85+
    iR9070
    iR C1021/C1021i
    iR C1028/C1030
    iR C2380i
    iR C2550/C2550i
    iR C2580i
    iR C2880/C2880i
    iR C3080/C3080i
    iR C3180/C3180i
    iR 3180C/3180Ci
    iR C3380/C3380i
    iR C3580/C3580i
    iR C4080
    iR C4580
    iR C5180
    iR C5185
    iR C5870
    iR C5880/C5880i
    iR 5880C/5880Ci
    iR C6870
    iR C6880/C6880i
    iR 6880C/6880Ci
    imagePRESS C1
    imagePRESS C1+
    D400-450
    D460-490
    D500 Series
    D1100 Series
    MF4010 Series
    MF4100 Series
    MF4200 Series
    MF4320-4350
    MF4360-4390
    MF4400 Series
    MF4500 Series
    MF4600 Series
    MF5800 Series
    MF6500 Series
    MF6600 Series
    MF7100 Series
    MF8000 Series
    MF8300 Series
    MF8400 Series
    MF9100 Series
    MF9200 Series
    MF9300 Series
    L160
    L3000 Series

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagh33ra View Post
    Good start of a thread, I guess my experience fits in nicely here. Just bought a Canon i-Sensys MF8030Cn and spent most of the afternoon getting it installed, especially on 64bit Ubuntu (10.10, Maverick Meerkat).
    (...)
    Hi! Got an i-SENSYS MF4410 & did all of the above (installed driver using alien, using Canon MF4400 UFRII LT as driver for the printer with localhost:631). However, trying to print a test page gives me funny error messages:
    "src = libcanon_pdlwrapper.c, line = 512, err = 0¥nError Response:ReqNo=2, SeqNo=3,opvpErrorNo=-2"
    "src = libcanon_pdlwrapper.c, line = 512, err = 0¥nDEBUG: usb_find_devices=6"

    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

    Oh, btw, LMDE 64bit, Kernel 3.0.0-1-amd64, Gnome 3.0.2

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Hej!
    I am trying to set up a Canon C5051i networkprinter. It instals fine using a .ppd file. But when i try to print a page it does not request Abt. ID and PIN and consequently does not print the page. I am using Linux Mint Maya 13.
    Any ideas on how to get this to work?

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