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    Question Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Hello,

    I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for my venerable father, (87 years!) Cups unfortunately seems clearly broken on this OS release, and I was not able to setup functionally his Canon i-SENSYS mf4270 network printer. Meanwhile I've choose a Dell 3110cn also available on our network which works perfectly under this OS. (With 10.04 LTS Ubuntu version, Cups correctly handles this Canon printer...)

    Does anyone have a solution?

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Palmer.

    PS:

    I have not either unfortunately found a plugin for GKrellM for a Dell Vostro 410 for this OS vesion...
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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    During the past five months I have seen any number of updates for CUPS come through in 12.04. A lot work has been done. Too much for it to be written off as broken, just like that.

    Perhaps you need a driver. I have seen libraries for HP and Brother printers listed in Synaptic but nothing for Canon.

    here is a link to their page.

    http://www.canon-europe.com/support/software/linux/

    The last version of Ubuntu that Canon tested their Linux driver with was 7.04. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that Canon is broken in Linux.

    Regards

    P.S. Here is a link to a driver that might work:

    https://launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/canon
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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    for me, my Canon iP4600 stopped working reliably after the upgrade to 12.04. And I tried now for hours to get it to work.... without success.

    12.04 recognizes the printer and installs a driver. Also I can print test-pages. But otherwise print-jobs just hang or never execute about 50% of the time.

    Something seems totally broken here.

    Does anyone know how to do a clean reinstall of CUPS?

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Hello,

    Thank you Grahammechanical for your response, but I am not exaggerating by saying Cups seems broken in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as it is clearly the case, we have to call a spade a spade!

    This does not seems specific to Ubuntu, but also affects other distributions of Linux, this is clearly the latest version of Cups which seems to be the cause.

    On our home network we have two other PCs with ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and this network Canon printer works perfectly with the Cups driver from the Canon website.

    As reported by Barri, the print test fails with the following error message: “Inactive - File ‘/ usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca’ not available: No such file or directory"; I tried to add the file from an installation of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but it does not solve the problem…

    In my opinion it is a very serious problem for an LTS release, Canon is not an exotic brand, there was a lot of Canon printers sold worldwide!

    Regards
    Palmer.
    Last edited by Palmer Eldritch; April 29th, 2012 at 03:41 PM. Reason: Restored default font size.

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Quote Originally Posted by barri View Post
    for me, my Canon iP4600 stopped working reliably after the upgrade to 12.04. And I tried now for hours to get it to work.... without success.

    12.04 recognizes the printer and installs a driver. Also I can print test-pages. But otherwise print-jobs just hang or never execute about 50% of the time.

    Something seems totally broken here.

    Does anyone know how to do a clean reinstall of CUPS?
    Hello,

    I didn’t even succeed to print a page test, but you ask the right question!

    Regards,
    Palmer.
    Last edited by coffeecat; April 29th, 2012 at 09:16 AM. Reason: Restored default font size.

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Hello,

    On the North American Canon website there is a newer version of the driver:

    - Canon UFR II Printer Driver for Linux Version 2.40 (Direct link)

    It seems to have been tested in Ubuntu version 11.04, maybe someone had installed this version?

    I will also try to reinstall cups-client_1.5.2-9ubuntu1_i386.deb ...

    This may be perhaps a solution?

    Regards,
    Palmer.

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Hello all

    I have also strong opinion that something is broken - printing to two printers (HP p2015d, WM20i) stopped to work after upgrade to 12.04.

    I have error messages cups-ipp-missing-printer-state-reasons and cups-ipp-missing-validate-jod. Perhaps relevant to http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+so...ps/+bug/945028

    Is it possible to downgrade cups to the Ubuntu version 10.10 ?

    Thanks.
    Robert

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    I have similar problems with 12.04, which did not exist with 11.10. I set up my HP LaserJet 4 as a network printer. It works fine from the machine to which it is connected, but no longer works over the network.

    I use the ipp protocol, and sending a job gives an error message that the printer is busy.
    -merlin

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinus View Post
    I have similar problems with 12.04, which did not exist with 11.10. I set up my HP LaserJet 4 as a network printer. It works fine from the machine to which it is connected, but no longer works over the network.

    I use the ipp protocol, and sending a job gives an error message that the printer is busy.
    Hello,

    On a French forum a user said today he had a similar problem with version 11.10 of Ubuntu that was solved by an update after a few days without having to do anything else ...

    Regards,
    Palmer.

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    Re: Cups seems broken under 12.04 LTS...

    Let's hope so!!! And perhaps it will fix other issues as well.
    -merlin

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