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  1. #1
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    Cannon LBP 3200 printer problems

    I am using a very old Pentium 3, 375 mb Ram. It is running Hardy Heron without any problems other then printing.
    The printer is a Cannon LBP 3200. The printer was recognized and I downloaded the generic driver for it.
    When I try printing, the progress bar goes to 100% then shuts down.
    I then downloaded 'printconf.' and foomatic gui. It will not load.
    Help would be very much appreciated.
    Thanx
    Last edited by Chamelion; May 7th, 2008 at 07:31 AM. Reason: Not specific enough. No answers.

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    Re: Printer problems

    I am a bit surprised that I cannot get any reply at all on this.Looks like I will have to either get a new printer or leave Ubuntu and install Mint for my work computer. We are non profit and unfortunately do not get any funding, so I might have to try another distro. (Hopefully I am not going to end up with M$)

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    Re: Printer problems

    Ok 1st i'd like to say DO NOT go to any drastic measures.

    2nd Do you have a driver for it?

    3rd if so use it

    4th if not, check wires both ends, if nothing is loose open up your pc and check if the parelell port is connected to your motherboard.

    5th if it is soulded to the motherboard well it's not it.

    6th if through a usb you might have put it in a low speed USB port making it work incorrectly.


    I hope it helps



    JAMOS123

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    Re: Printer problems

    oh and um a pentium 3 might have a Hi-speed USB port if not well, dunno

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    Re: Printer problems

    Try using another driver. I use a MP150 driver for my canon mp450...

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    Re: Printer problems

    I will keep on trying. I installed the 'generic' driver available through synaptic. If there is another one, can I just install, or do I have to un install the generic one? Would not have a clue how to do that.
    Thanks for your help all. The thing with the usb port might be right to.
    I might have to try to find another computer somewhere.
    (The printer is worth more then the machine I believe.
    I love Ubuntu too, (not very good with command line etc though)
    I'd hate to use anything else as main OS.

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    Re: Printer problems

    Canon is providing a Linux driver for printing. See the link:
    http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010176.asp
    I tried to install it in Ubuntu but it does not work. Currently I`m using Mandriva Spring 2008, and it`s working.

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    Re: Printer problems

    I installed the driver Cannon provides on Thursday. Nothing has changed. Tried to print document. Message "Error while printing." no further explanation.
    This is starting to become a bit annoying. Just realized, a new computer would not do it. I have to get another printer.

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    Re: Printer problems

    Before buying a new printer, see if your computer supports Mandriva Spring 2008. I`m using that distro and I can use my printer without any problem.

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    Re: Printer problems

    All hats of to the Ubuntu Community.
    To suggest another distro if nothing else helps shows not only commitment to Ubuntu, but also to Linux in general. I am not to sure if this would have happened on other forums.
    Silvanus2005: Ubuntu no chance, Mandriva did the job.
    This will do for the work computer. At home I will stick to Ubuntu and Edubuntu for the kids.

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