Printer Problem

Asked by martinehancock on 2007-09-26

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a Canon Pixma iP1200 printer and I cannot get it to work with ubuntu. I managed to download it into my computer but then noticed when I went to the printer section under Canon it was not in the list. it says that my printer is the default printer but when I try to print it says printing but it does not. I was unable to download the Cd for the printer. it says " Cannot open/home/martinehancock/desktop canon.exe. No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file"
Please tell me how to fix this,
Thank you

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2007-09-26
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2009-12-13

martinehancock,
           There is a page for this printer on the openprinting.org website (http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Canon-PIXMA_iP1200). They recommend using the driver for the PIXMA 2200. Unfortunately, this driver is not included in Ubuntu at this time. However, this link provides a driver : http://www.canon-europe.com/support/software/linux/index.asp and instructions. I haven't tried this myself, but it is a start, at least.

            Regards,
                     --Matt

sam (sam-samilux) said : #2

yes same problem guess get back to mircosoft window :(

sam (sam-samilux) said : #3

canon sucks not ubuntu

erickedeleon (erickedeleon) said : #4

hello i can solved me problem whit canon ip1200

go to "http://www.tuxapuntes.com/drupal/node/1378"

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add this line "deb http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takushi/ubuntu ./"

sudo apt-get install libcnbj-2.6 bjfilter-2.6

goto "http://ace-host.stuart.id.au/russell/files/debian/etch/pstocanonbj/" or

wget http://ace-host.stuart.id.au/russell/files/debian/etch/pstocanonbj/pstocanonbj_3.3-1.1_i386.deb

and for finish sudo dpkg --force-depends -i /home/deleon/Descargas/pstocanonbj_3.3-1.1_i386.deb

for install next step

1 system
2 Administration
3 Printing
and select data base printer choice Canon and next

select driver iP2200 Ver.2.60 driver next and finish

canon ip1200 list to print

thanks to David Salgado (Sky Linux de Centro America)
Erick De Leon and Me Luis Eduardo (El Salvador)

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