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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Canon linux printer drivers Reply with quote

Ok not strictly true but here is a link to ask Canon to make linux drivers.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could use that link. You can write them letters and emails. Your best bet is to buy from manufacturers that support Linux. If they have a driver for your printer that fully works, buy from them. If not, don't buy from them. That should send a better message.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But unless you tell them why you bought from the competition, how are they going to know ?
If enough people write to Canon & say "I really like the look of your xyz printer, but because you don't support Linux I bought an Acme zzz instead", they might just get the hint.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course tell them in a letter or email what you did buy and why. If they don't understand the problem, they will not know to fix it.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon do actually provide Linux drivers for the i250 from their sites Down Under. I managed to install them on PCLinuxOS on my mum-in-law's computer. Here is how I did it:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=1368.0

I'm sure a similar technique would work for most distros, just the "ln -s" lines need to specify a file that actually exists...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bjfilter drivers that you installed have been used to developer the Canon support in Gutenprint. See http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/p_Supported_Printers.php3

Provided you have a fairly upto-date GimpPrint 4.x or Gutenprint 5.x, and foomatic if you're using Linux, you shouldn't need to install anything else to get your BJC 250 to work (Although if your distro doesn't do it for you, you'll have to configure a new print queue with the correct driver)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the BJC-250 and i250 are the same, are they?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no they aren't
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, you're dead right. i250 & pixma support is in progress but seems to be going slow. You'd need to running the bleeding edge CVS version of GutenPrint to have any hope of it working with a Canon i250, although the PIXMA iP4000 & the S200 have experimental support in the latest 5.0.0-rc2 release.

Sorry for the confusion!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally OT, but I'd just like to welcome the man behind Syllable to the LXF forums.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that we already had a Syllable guy here, stand up Mike, ok you can get on a chair to show above the desk Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I was hoping that Vanders would keep you in order - Evil Nick clearly can't. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Canon print drivers Reply with quote

sweet72 wrote:
You could use that link. You can write them letters and emails. Your best bet is to buy from manufacturers that support Linux. If they have a driver for your printer that fully works, buy from them. If not, don't buy from them. That should send a better message.


I sent a comment to Canon that I was considering returning the Canon printer and getting an HP printer because they are better (best?) supported for Linux drivers.
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