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SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560

 
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ellip



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

Where do you get the correct printer driver for the Cannon i560. I am use a different printer driver from the list, but it print out the wrong size.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: RE: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

is it a pixima?
As i have just got a ip1500 and its proving problematic. Canon Japan have provided some pixima 'drivers'. Go to linuxprinting.org and search the forums
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: RE: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

Canon aren't known for very good Linux drivers or support ... if they even acknowledge there is something other than Windows and OS X. I really can't understand why the problem with the support for OS X, it's basically using CUPS and I'm sure the PPD wouldn't need much editing to work on any *nix/BSD system.

Hope you can sort this out, the new Pixma 3000 looks good for printing CD/DVD titles. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:06 pm    Post subject: RE: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

There are a lot of drivers on the Canon New Zealand site, a quick check showed no Linux one listed for the i560, however, the I'm sure the one for the i250, which worked straight away with SuSE 9.1 for me, was a generic colour bubblejet one:
http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/colour_bj_printers/i250_drivers.html

The page for the i560 with the OS X is here:
http://www.canon.co.nz/products/printers/colour_bj_printers/i560_drivers.html

I whole list of linux drivers of Canon stuff can be found here:
http://www.canon.co.nz/search/search.aspx?search=linux&submit.x=0&submit.y=0
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: RE: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

Hi,

I have been struggling with the same issue for the last couple of hours. So far I have three answers:

1. define yor printer as a BJ8200 or BJ7004 within the Printer setpu of YaST. These work OK (ish) for text, although I have had some problems printing out graphics.

2. Buy the Turboprint software from www.turboprint.de. This supposedly gives you most of the functionality of the printer, but costs around 30 Euro. For me it's easier to re-boot to the Dark Side for photo printing etc ...

3. Canon Japan provide drivers for the i560. These can be found at: ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/ The only problem is that I have yet to be able to get these to work (they install OK but nothing comes out of the printer..). If I get any further, or anyone else can add anything, then I will update this thread.

Rgds,
hb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: SUSE 9.3 Printer driver Cannon i560 Reply with quote

hungrybuffalo wrote:
The only problem is that I have yet to be able to get these to work (they install OK but nothing comes out of the printer..).
hb


Thats exactly the problem i have had for a couple of months and i've not found a solution yet
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine also has an i560 with SuSE 9.3, but I did not get to check out his computer yet to practically work on the problem.
Whilst searching for informations on the matter online, I found this thread, and also learned that, supposedly, the driver for the Canon s800 runs fairly well with the i560. I could not test that yet as said, but maybe it'll work for you, which would be good for me to know before I am at my friend's place again, too.

Greetings,

-Brandfuchs
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good place to start looking when getting a printer working on Linux is http://www.linuxprinting.org/.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the CUPS website and didn't find anything for Canon drivers.

Found a link for ESP Print Pro http://www.easysw.com/printpro/ which said it supports over 5300 printer drivers, but got this when I went looking for the Canon i560 driver....


Unsupported Canon i560

We are currently unable to provide support for your Canon i560 due to a lack of information and support from Canon.

If you would like to help us convince Canon that Linux/UNIX is a viable market for their products, please send a politely worded letter to Canon (webmaster@canon.com for EMail; see their web site for mailing addresses and phone numbers) asking for support on your favorite operating system:

Dear Canon:

I purchased a Canon i560 printer for my computer. Unfortunately, it appears that you do not support my operating system of choice - Linux.

I kindly ask that Canon develop drivers for Linux or provide information to third parties such as Easy Software Products (http://www.easysw.com/) so that they can develop the drivers. Linux is a very popular operating system and I think you will find that supporting Linux will noticeably increase your market share.

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,

Jane Doe


This sounds like a good idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased a copy of Turboprint and my i560 works absolutely fine using it

HTH

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Towy71,

I'm glad you found a driver for the Canon i560. When you say fine, do you mean it could be better? I don't think Linux users should keep settling for less than full functionality. As consumers why should we let the manufacturers push us around.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to add...

But if the printer works at all, it's better than nothing.
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