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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    I'm sorry I haven't found anything about authentication yet and I'm not an expert on this. Is there by chance a print server somewhere that runs a mainstream OS?

    Or is there an LDAP-based authentication? Or IP-based one? I'm not familiar with your printer, but if a print server can handle the thing you could allow your Linux box by IP address through the domain controller.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    this sounds like you need to get into the wonderful world of samba;

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Samba/PrinterSharing

    ........which I know absolutely nothing about ..

    there are folks like swerdna about

    http://www.swerdna.net.au/

    who know a lot about it

    you might be best to start a new thread;

    describe your issues there

    and perhaps post on the networking forum, as the samba experts are likely there

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    AND, if your thread has a solution, post a link to it in this thread so the next guy has some place to look.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Thanks again for the replies.

    For authentication, we do not have any samba or LDAP server. The printer has in-built accounts information. When a new user wants to join, then we manually create a username and password for him/her to use.

    SO any suggestions on how authentication can be performed from linux as well.

    Xleaner

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    what about selecting the printer driver; from the Admin menu

    right-click; select Properties

    I enclose a thumbnail of what I find by cursory examination;

    I suspect you investigate these areas;

    you may need to use google but I suspect an Ubuntu wiki somewhere will help
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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Hi guys,

    The good news is last night, after reading all posts, I managed to install MF4150 on Ubuntu 12.10, printer runs no problem from Unity, GNOME fallback, and Cinnamon. I had been running 11.04 until now, however support for it expires tomorrow hence I decided to make it straight with Ubuntu or to find another distro. I mixed and matched solutions from this thread and voala. Important difference from the previous suggestions is that I do not create symbolic link. Also, I did not try this on 12.04. I plug my printer though USB.

    1. Unplug printer if it's plugged.

    2. Download drivers, it's v.2.50 as of today. Note I use US drivers.

    3. Install dependencies:
    sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 ia32-libs lib32z1

    4. convert drivers rpm package to deb
    sudo alien --scripts cndrvcups-common-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm
    sudo alien --scripts cndrvcups-ufr2-us-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm

    5. Install drivers:
    sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.50-2_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-ufr2-us_2.50-2_amd64.deb

    6. Driver install created new folder /usr/lib64/. Copy it contents into /usr/lib:
    sudo cp -r /usr/lib64/* /usr/lib

    7. Restart printer service:
    sudo service cups restart

    8. Plug in printer, you should get a message saying your printer is being added. After that printer should show up in Printers config panel and it should work now.
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Has anyone tried out different ways? I tried all the suggestion on this thread (I think it is the best one out of all the ones I read) and still get a message as follows:
    Missing printer driver
    No printer drive for Canon D480-D490 (FAX)

    I also tried to
    *install US/UK version
    *copy lib files from the source to lib64 directly (and symlink lib64 in lib)
    *use version 1.9 instead of 2.5
    Last edited by morepractice; November 29th, 2012 at 01:47 AM.

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    Re: Installing MF-4150 (US) on 12.04

    Apparently steps I used for 12.10 do not work with 12.04.

    So here are the steps I used with 12.04. Note, I just recompiling the steps already mentioned in this thread.

    1. Unplug printer if it's plugged.

    2. Install dependencies:
    sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 ia32-libs lib32z1 libjpeg62:i386

    3. Reboot.

    4. Create symbolic links.
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib64

    5. Download drivers, it's v.2.50 as of today. Note I use US drivers.

    6. convert drivers rpm package to deb
    sudo alien --scripts cndrvcups-common-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm
    sudo alien --scripts cndrvcups-ufr2-us-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm

    7. Install drivers:
    sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.50-2_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-ufr2-us_2.50-2_amd64.deb

    8. Restart printer service:
    sudo service cups restart

    9. Plug in printer, I did not get any messages saying your printer is being added, but printer should show up in Printers config panel and it should work now.
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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    Re: Installing MF-4150 (US) on 12.04

    Thanks for your reply. I tried that method too but that also did not work. What is the best way to diagnosis what is going on for cups? Because even when I go to to localhost:621 to add printer via cups, all I get is "
    Add Printer Error

    Unable to add printer:
    Forbidden

    Page and I do not see any printer.

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    Re: Canon all-in-one laser printers

    Try to purge the drivers

    sudo dpkg -P cndrvcups-ufr2-us
    sudo dpkg -P cndrvcups-common
    sudo service cups restart

    then install the drivers again following those steps. I hope this helps.
    I tried Unity. I tried GNOME 3. I did not like neither of them. Now running Ubuntu 12.04 in Fallback mode.

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