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Canon PIXUS iP4000 on Linux.

Hi,
I' m using Linux/SuSE and can't get my printer to work normally. I downloaded all the drivers from cannon.jp. Installed all dependencies and spent all of the day so far to set it up... the only way to put my pc online is by using TurboPrint; but since it' s not freeware, it puts a demo image on top of the prints :D

Any solutions what to do?
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GuanoFunAuthor Commented:
@offtopic: Thanx for moving.

@optopic: Now spent the rest of my workday but still no use .. what does TurboPrint do that I dont when installing the new printer. Does it has to do something with CUPS config?

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rindiCommented:
What is a pixus ip4000? Do you mean a pixma ip4000? If so, where did you get the drivers from? I can't find any for that model from the canon site (only for the ip1000 and ip1500 models).
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GuanoFunAuthor Commented:
Yes, sorry about that misspell. It' s Canon PIXMA iP4000.

I got the drivers from the Japanese site, the only place to get the original ones: ftp://download.canon.jp/pub/driver/bj/linux/bjfilter-pixusip4100-lprng-2.50-2.i386.rpm
The 4100 drivers aslo include 4000 version.

And TurboPrint can be downloaded here: http://www.turboprint.de/download.html

Ps Did i mention that i use SuSE 9.3? Still looking for answer ...
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rindiCommented:
It looks like I can't help here, I've downloaded the guide from that site, but can't read it because it is in japanese, which isn't one of the languages I understand...
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GuanoFunAuthor Commented:
anyone??
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xberryCommented:
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GuanoFunAuthor Commented:
Yes, i tryed that .. doesnt work :(
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xberryCommented:
The Linux support for your IP4000 is yet dreadful, admitted.

So one thing that you could always try in such a situation is . .  a workaround:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showproduct.php?product=2691&cat=all

The person there is running the device with Mandrake, but that shouldn't keep you from trying
to get the same good result with your SUSE 9.3 since printer definitions are the same.
I just did check with my YAST in SUSE 10.0 an Canon S 500 (workaround for IP4000 greytone printing)
as well as Canon S 800 (workaround for IP4000 colour photo printing) is available there.

Best wishes.  
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GuanoFunAuthor Commented:
Great, thanx. Works good now. Some fetures are not available, but at least i can print :)
+ network sharing work fine too, so i does all i want from it currently.

Althoough i totally agree w/ that post, that turboprint has really good drivers. I might even consider buying that soft. It has a lot more advantages.
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xberryCommented:
Glad I could deliver some helpful knowledge to you ; ))

>>> I might even consider buying that soft. It has a lot more advantages.

That's of course totally up to you and likely depends on how frequent you have
to use your printer for production, so that comfort of a fully licensed turboprint
would balance it's expenses.
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