Re: Adding Canon BJC 8200 to cupsys (Solved, sort of)
Feng Tian wrote:
After gunzip C/bjc-8200.ppd.gz can put bjc-8200.ppd in
/usr/share/cups/model (restart cupsys), I am able to install
the printer and printed a test page !!! I still don't know
if gunzip helps or simply restart works.
Now my question is which the two ppd files should I use?
bjc-8200.ppd or BJC-8200-stp.ppd? And there are many choices
in model now, which one should I use?
BJC-8200, CUPS+Gimp-print v4.2.0 (en) or
BJC-8200, Foomatic + stp-4.0 (en)?
Which is better?
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003, Feng Tian wrote:
I am trying to install Canon BJC 8200 on Woody. I was able to apt-get
all cpusys* packages and pointing to localhost:631 worked fine. However,
when I add a printer, the Model/Driver pulldown menu only shows
Can any one tell me how to add Canot to this menu? I have found the
Any help? Thanks.
The word "better" is in the eye of the beholder <grin>. It ultimately
is up to you. Fortunately, there is an easy way to make a comparison!
It is possible to define any number of "printers" using different
drivers. All you do is go through the config routine again and select
the second (other) driver and give this "printer" a distinct name. Then
run your tests on both and see which one you like. I personally like
the gimpprint drivers here, but for photo-quality work, I like another
driver ppd that I got from linuxprinting.org better. I have two configs
here... a "LP" and a "LP-Color". The first uses the gimpprint driver
and the second one uses the other driver. I can select which one to
use, but mainly I use the gimpprint driver because it is faster on B&W
printing, and provides acceptable color when needed. The other driver
gives me a bit more control over the printer's features and allows me to
print at a higher resolution (VERY slow) than the gimpprint driver.