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May 7th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Hardy broke printing for me with my Canon LBP 3360.

The printer driver package delivered by Canon's support site - UFR_II_Printer_Driver_for_Linux_Driver150v - didn't work because the dependencies wouldn't resolve. I went round in circles for a while installing old libraries which the installer would then replace with new ones and then complain it couldn't find the old ones!

I'd managed to dig through the package and find a PPD for my printer but that wasn't enough. I was getting the cups-missing-filter message that often implies a problem with AppArmor, but in my case the problem was genuinely that a filter - pstoufr2cpca - was missing.

A bit more digging turned up the existence of a newer version of the driver - UFR_II_PrinterDriver_for_Linux_Driver_v160 - which Canon takes you to if you are looking for more recent printers like the MF 4150.

I downloaded it from here:


Unpack the tarball, install the two .debs and - voila! - I can print again.

I hope this helps anyone else who's having problems with Hardy and printing.



June 7th, 2008, 12:07 PM
I had the same problem. Unfortunately the drivers linked to above didn't help for my LBP-5000, but I eventually found 1.60 here which works for Hardy. http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0028622.asp

July 2nd, 2008, 07:47 AM

I installed the two .deb files on http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0100093001.html, and then our network printer started complaining about paper size. So I have to remove those and install a new driver I found on Canon's another site.