I can't connect my canon printer (iP1800 series) to ubuntu

Asked by kenny on 2012-10-03

I've done everything via the settings>printer menus...it goes through all the steps, looks like it's going to print and then nothing happens

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

Please disconnect the printer, open the Terminal and run this comannds:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-common-3.70

(It would be best to copy paste the commands.)

Now the printer should be recognized. If not try to reboot.

kenny (kennysasha) said : #2

thankyou Thomas. My problem isn't that the computer doesn't recognise the printer...it does. As I say when I go through the settings>printer business I get the little box that shows my printer (make model #) it searches for drivers etc. I guess to redefine my problem...I can't seem to find a driver for this printer.

Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #3

The commands above will install the driver.

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