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August 22nd, 2009, 08:13 PM
i found linux drivers at the Australian canon website here:


(couldn't find them at the US site)

i ran:

J Printer Driver Ver. 2.70 for Linux (rpm Package for iP1800 series)

using alian

the printer shows, up but it will say "missing-cups-filter"

then i go into system->admin->printer

and right click on the printer icon, and check the box "enable"

that makes the "missing-cups-filter" message go away, but when i hit print, the computer says the job finished printing, but nothing happens, the printer doesn't move at all (btw it is turned on and pluged in, I checked)

what do i do?

August 22nd, 2009, 08:52 PM
i deleted the printer and then tried to add it again and was told that i need to install "pstoscnonij" program

August 22nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
i got it to work!!

i found this page:


under the notes it says


How to make this printer work in Ubuntu Intrepid 8.10:

1. sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/cups /etc/init.d/cupsys

2. install two debs as described at http://deviantcode.wordpress.com/2008/10/07/ubuntu-linux-canon-ip18002500-printer-drivers/

3. install http://launchpadlibrarian.net/11424336/libxml1_1.8.17-14.1_i386.deb

4. sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 /usr/lib/libpng.so.3

i did those steps, i'm using ubuntu 9, not 8. but it still did the trick.