How to install the Canon 550i/580i/950i/ and iP90 printer
*The iP90 printer uses the 550i driver.
The first step is to open up your source list and add this to it
If you don't know how to open up your source list you can do it by putting this in the terminal
deb http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takushi/ubuntu ./
you can use whatever text editor you like to edit your source list.
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
After adding that to your source list you need to do this in the terminal
Next you need to install these files
sudo apt-get update
Cupsys will be automatically restarted and you can select printer in cupsys configuration which is
sudo apt-get install libcnbj-2.2 bjfilter-2.2 pstocanonbj
http://localhost:631 or if you don't want to do that you can go to System>Admistration>Printer>Add Printer.
To add the printer through the cups, the first thing you do is click on add a printer. The next screen will ask you for the name of you printer, location and description the ony thing you really have to fill in is the name. After you done filling in the information click continue. The next page is asks you to select your printer. Hit continue and then it will ask you for your driver, select the Canon Pixus xxx ver.2.2 then click on add printer .
To add the printer the other way once you click on add printer a new window will open up that say's add a printer at the top and Step 1 of 3: Printer connection. As long as your printer is turned on it should show up in "Use a detected printer", if it doesn't you can select it in "Use another printer by specifying a port" and selecting your printer then click forward. The next page is where you select the printer driver. The manufacturer is Canon if it already isn't selected and the Driver is Pixus xxx ver.2.2 then click forward. Finally the next screen is the printer information you don't really have to worry about filling in the rest of the information if you don't want to just click "Apply" and now your printer should show up under printers.
Right click on your printer and then click on Print a Test Page and your printer should crank out a test page, if it doesn't please let me know and we can try to figure out why.
This works on Ubuntu Edgy and Feisty and if you run into any problems feel free to ask questions.