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    Smile Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    Hello,
    I have been trying Linux for the past several years on and off ... and I am now trying again, this time with Ubuntu 12 (the latest),however each time I get very frustrated and give it away as I cannot get a printer to work.
    This I would have thought would be a very basic and simple task (as it is in Windows, insert a disk and press the "Ok" button) however not so in Linux, thats Ok I am willing to try something different.
    The printer(s) I have are Canon Pixma ip1000, Canon Pixma ip1900, very simple basic machines take up little desk space, are able to be refilled by me, and are nothing fancy.
    I have been reading forum questions/answers and have done what I think is correct ie downloaded the correct drivers/software package and installed it.
    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series
    selected the Canon Pixma iP1000 Ver.2.50 driver when asked to
    changed the permissions sudo chown root:root/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonbj
    tried to print a test page and all that happens is ..... nothing ....
    I have been at it for 3 days (on and off) this time and have run out of ideas ....help ... please .... or its back to XP ......

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    Re: Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    the linux scene has been changing rapidly in recent years......

    ......as has canon, who now provide linux drivers for all new printers;

    ......whereas, when your printers were produced, they often only made rpm packages available........

    however if you go here

    http://ubuntuportal.com/2011/12/how-...ux-ubuntu.html

    and follow the instructions, many advocate installing Michael Gruz's ppa where he holds many canon drivers:

    it would seem the commands are:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series
    .....let us know how you get along.......

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    Re: Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    Thanks pdc I tried all this again (i think I went to this site before) and this is what i got
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon

    You are about to add the following PPA to your system:

    More info: https://launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/canon
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpoR1IqI/secring.gpg' created
    gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpoR1IqI/pubring.gpg' created
    gpg: requesting key 3F7B4A1D from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
    gpg: /tmp/tmpoR1IqI/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
    gpg: key 3F7B4A1D: public key "Launchpad Misakovi" imported
    gpg: Total number processed: 1
    gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
    OK

    $ sudo apt-get update

    a whole lot of stuff downloaded …......

    Fetched 1,538 kB in 11s (137 kB/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-gru...source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-gru...-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


    $ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series


    so I guess that this means there are no packages for the Pixmaip1000 series ??
    However I did get a package from another site named 'ip1000-driver for debian based systems.deb' whatever that all means ... I installed that by double-clicking on the file and the Software centre opened and loaded it, I was then able to pick the correct driver from the Printer driver list, however still no go ??
    I am at a loss ... it all just seems too hard ... pity

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    Re: Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    do I need to uninstall all the stuff I have previously tried out of usr/lib/cups/filter , can you uninstall in Linux ??? or do I need to re-install the whole application (Ubuntu Ver 12.04) and start all over again ??

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    Re: Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    I would go to the Printers section of your system setup;

    and delete any printer entry there:

    ........I can suggest sites to go to; to download ip1000 drivers; the very suspicious would say: beware: there could be bad things in them; the odds are that such is very unlikely; but I thought to mention it ..

    so I googled on

    ubuntu solved canon ip1000
    and got this link

    http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takushi/#canon

    Canon; and Brother: and Epson; as you will know; are all Japanese companies...... so this thread is from there:

    the maintainer suggests you copy and paste the following commands into a terminal; and do the usual.......

    and

    sudo apt-get update
    and then

    apt-get install libcnbj-2.5 bjfilter-2.5 pstocanonbj
    he comments

    Cupsys will be automatically restarted and you can select printer in cupsys configuration (http://127.0.0.1:631/printers/).
    It seems a very fair site; I can only suggest you try it to get your printer working;

    Canon now provide drivers for all new printers; so for the MG2160 that cost us the equivalent of $US40 recently: I downloaded the debian package and had all running in less than a minute

    let us know how you get along............

    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________________-


    by the way, if you struggle with the above;

    go here;

    http://www.turboprint.info/download.html

    turboprint have supplied drivers for years.......they started on the Amiga back in the 1980s........ it is their business so they charge you a small sum; so they can put food on the table;

    we used turboprint for our ip5000: it worked very well
    Last edited by pdc; October 3rd, 2012 at 01:51 AM.

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    Re: Canon Pixmaip1000 Printer Install

    Thankyou again pdc, I have actually reloaded the complete application again (clean install), it didn't take long as i haven't transferred any of my files onto this computer as yet, wanted to make sure the 'basics' work first.
    I did experiment with other printer I have a Canon ip1900 and found this site
    http://akuwinlinux.blogspot.com.au/2...non-pixma.html
    downloaded the .deb file from
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2858471/ip10...%20systems.deb
    the other 2 recommended download sites don't appear to work (for me anyway)
    and I did as per the site recommended and the Canon ip1900 worked fine.
    However no joy with the Canon ip1000, so I found the Turboprint site (I actually used it several years ago with another Linux application I tried , may have been Fedora ??? I have tried them all over the years) .. anyway Turboprint installs quickly and WORKS with Canon ip1000, so far I am using the 30 day trial version.
    I actually have 2 machines on the go at the moment with Linux and am experimenting, if I cant get the ip1000 going on the machine without Turboprint installed I may consider forking out the 30 euros to purschase it.
    The reason i like the ip1000 is that it has ink tanks and is really easy to refill - no chips to monitor ink levels- and you only need the black tank - a really basic printer - takes up so little desk space as well.
    It is a pity that Turboprint can actually get the print function to work but it appears that no-one else can ?? I wonder if they use a different 'print method' all very strange !
    Anyway thanks again for your help, my next 'challange' will be to get a Video Editor in Linux that will open and edit .TS and .MTS files , the type that are produced in TV PVRs, I have tried a few recommendations from the Linux sites however they all have failed to open the files, the Editor I use in Win XP is Squared 5 MPEG Streamclip, haven't found an equivalant in Linux yet so I'll be on the Forums looking for that soon (after I get the printer working)
    regards

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    Re: Canon Pixma ip1000 Printer Install

    the Canon ip1900 worked fine.
    ........great.........

    anyway Turboprint installs quickly and WORKS with Canon ip1000
    ......excellent........

    It is a pity that Turboprint can actually get the print function to work but it appears that no-one else can ??
    ........I guess it is their business/livelihood: they have supported printer drivers since the 1980s: firstly with the Amiga.....so they know all the ins and outs........

    The reason i like the ip1000 is that it has ink tanks and is really easy to refill
    ........great.......turboprint may be just the job:

    __________________________________________________ __________

    my next 'challange' will be to get a Video Editor in Linux that will open and edit .TS and .MTS files
    ......interested to hear how you get along; I used a "bought" video editor made by a company in Aachen: linux is free, as in thought, but not necessarily as in beer: as Red Hat show so well........... it was "tuned" for Suse 9.3 and I still have that version running; I haven't done any editing for a while now: but it worked well: I used a firewire connection off a Panasonic camera;

    ......I had a look at some of the new video editors being developed; that were free; as in beer; I couldn't get them going so well as what I was used to......I hope you do better

    have you had a chance to evaluate OpenShot?

    http://www.openshot.org/features/

    the authors are very hopeful of what it will achieve
    Last edited by pdc; October 3rd, 2012 at 11:06 PM.

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    Re: Canon Pixma ip1000 Printer Install

    again thanks pdc
    I tried the Japanese site
    http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takushi/#canon
    and no luck there either with the ip1000 so I'll probably pay my hard earned dollars to Mr Turboprint, what i spend on getting the Turbo program I will save on buying ink for newer printer types (I also have a Canon MP280 which only cost $38 however the new ink tanks cost more than the printer -and it takes up too much desk space)
    So this little exercise taught me lots about command lines and finding my way around Ubuntu - so not completely wasted -
    I will try the Video Editor OpenShot.
    Thankyou for your indulgence with me ...
    regards
    Repip

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    Re: Canon Pixma ip1000 Printer Install

    when you said this

    So this little exercise taught me lots about command lines and finding my way around Ubuntu
    .....it sent me off searching again........

    Canon make linux drivers for the ip1000 I find;

    they are rpm packages..........for Red Hat etc.......

    however a programme called alien ......should convert and install....

    .....if not installed, install with

    sudo apt-get install alien
    .........if you want, read about alien here.......

    http://www.debianadmin.com/install-r...nd-ubuntu.html

    so .......suggestion......

    ......go to Canon Asia.......download........

    Canon Bubble Jet Print Filter Ver. 2.50 for Linux (rpm Common package)

    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/c...900717601.html

    and install with

    sudo alien -i bjfilter-common-2.50-3.i386.rpm
    then download and install the specific driver for the ip1000

    Canon Bubble Jet Print Filter Ver. 2.50 for Linux (rpm Package for iP1000)

    from here

    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/c...900717801.html

    and install with

    sudo alien -i bjfilter-pixmaip1000-2.50-2.i386.rpm
    .........you know........that should do it..........

    .I would be happy to trust Canon Asia for having a clean site.......

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