printing on Canon LBP2900 [solved]
I'd like to share my experience with
connecting Canon LBP2900 printer to debian box.
Debian sarge 3.1r3, standard installation
with Cups printing, slimmed of Gnome desktop and exim which I don't use.
Due to buggy(?) manual for Canon driver
I spent two frustrating evenings on trying to make it work. Googling shows
a lot of people have this problem too. May this description help.
Canon delivers binary drivers as RPM
files with the manual on their corporate page
I debianized packages (alien --to-deb),
installed the printer from printer manager (/localhost:631)
Everything went flawlessly, test page
was sent to the spool and... nothing happened. The printer manager displayed
"pstocapt write error, 32".
OK, it's a pity I didn't reference the
driver's manual. I deinstalled the printer and followed precisely steps
proposed by Canon.
But step 5 of the manual:
"/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m
CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E"
produced another error: "client-error-not-possible"
First of all - helpful link:
But following these instructions I still
Real breakthrough was another link (french):
in general: RPM packages must be unpacked
with -nodeps option, what Canon forgot to remark in their manual.
I don't know RPM system but I supposed
it was for ignoring dependencies.
So I depackaged debianized RPMs with
dpkg -i --ignore-depends and repeated the installation.
Now the printer works perfectly.
good luck !