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FC7 and canon iR C3170 network printer

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At work i have got my laptop with FC7. I tried to install our work's printer (on 192.168.2.50) , here what I did :

Through GUI, System-->Administration-->Printing--> New Printer ,,,,but i do not what should I choos to assign TCP/IP port to the FC7 PC.

Options are :

Windows Printer via SAMBA
AppSocket/HP JetDirect
Internet Printing Protocol
LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Other

Any help how to setup the printer.

Do i need to use command line or still I can do through GUI

I used to install other network printer on FC4, FC5

If I could not find the proper driver for our canon printer iR C3170.

Do I need to install one ? or the generic Linux one does the job.

Regards
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In Linux, use either LPD/LPR or Appsocket. For the port, use the printer's IP address. If you use LPD you need to specify a "remote queue name". For the Canon this should be "print" or "pt1" depending on the controller. For Appsocket, no remote queue name is used.

The IRC3170 supports both PostScript and PCL, so a generic driver will do the job, unless you want to use printer-specific features.
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>>For the Canon this should be "print" or "pt1" depending on the controller. <<
I could not find such an option when I setup the printer via GUI !!!please advise ?

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In that case the GUI most likely uses AppSocket, which does not use a remote queue name.
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by:zillah
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>>In that case the GUI most likely uses AppSocket<<
I had tried this option , but I would not have been able to print a test page !!!!

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by:zillah
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I have got two PCs one of them is desktop XP, and other is laptop FC7, with XP I can print no problem.

Printer is inside locked room, I will try to access that room to print configuration details, but meanwhile please look at these screenshots that obtained from the PC with XP OS.

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/7736/allimagesuu1.jpg
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There should be no problem. The PC connects to the printer on IP address 192.168.2.50 using a PCL5 driver.

If you use system-config-printer, specify that IP address, and specify a printer like the HP LaserJet 5 it should work just fine
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The problem you'll have using a LAserJet 5 driver is that your printer has a lot more capabilities than the LJ5 (extra trays, stacker, A3 paper size etc). Unless you can find a driver specific for the IR3170 you won't be able to use those.
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Thanks hdhont the problem was solved here :
http://www.justlinux.com/forum/showthread.php?p=875985#post875985
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Well, I did tell you to use Appsocket and a PCL5 driver. You never mentioned that you were using the BJC-600 driver. And my comment about A3 and stacker etc still applies. A generic PCL5 driver won't know about those things.
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Thanks hdhondt

>>You never mentioned that you were using the BJC-600 driver<<
I do not remember that I had used BJC-600 driver, and this is what I have mentioned in my reply  to other board as well.

>>Appsocket and a PCL5 driver<<
Under Appsocket, I did not find PCL5 driver to use it
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>>The IRC3170 supports both PostScript and PCL, so a generic driver will do the job<<
May be you forgot to point to the quote above.
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Iwould have expected an EE expert with more direct linux experience to give you a reply that was more to the point. But thanks for the points, zillah.
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