I have a tips to get this popular printer to work on my ubuntu karmic system.
After following very many tutorials (UNIXMEN, Wiki Ubuntu, Ubuntu Community) on the web to set up this printer, you are so angry because it doesn't work (or works for the first time and after restarting your computer it doesn't print anymore) !!! Arghh.....
However, I find an interesting thing about it!!!
If you follow the guide on this forum (or any guides I provided above), at the end you should enter a command in the terminal:
Then you see a windows with blank message. Nothing here, right?captstatusui -P LBP2900
We will begin from here:
Change the tag <Printer LBP2900> to <Printer LBPxx00> (like 2000 or 5000, etc)gksudo gedit /etc/ccpd.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd stopIf it does nothing, restart your computer.sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start
Now we enter the first command once again. We should see the message "No specified printer". Don't worry! We will re-edit the ccpd.conf (change LBPxx00 to LBP2900).
Notice that: We don't restart the machine now! Open the terminal and enter two command below:
sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd stopTo make sure we are successful, enter this command again:sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start
Now, our printer are "Ready to print" (Remember to turn on the printer).captstatusui -P LBP2900