Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE) [Solved]

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Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE) [Solved]

Postby erik_v » Tue May 07, 2013 19:24

Hello Sabayoners,

I don´t be able to connect my Canon WLAN printer with my Sabayon.
Printer is in the WLAN and with Win 7 (test-wise) I can print.
Has searched google and forums and has found many incomprehensible instructions.
It´s really strange, above all because I am now long since with Sabayon in the start. But the printer thing (especialy CUPS) is not clearly for me.

1.: how get I out the IP of the printer?
Router: Alice IAD Router (3331)
2.: which configuration do I select in CUPS?

Internet Printing Protocol (ipps)
AppSocket/HP JetDirect
Internet Printing Protocol (http)
Windows printer via SAMBA
Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
Baking Error Handler
Internet Printing Protocol (https)
PR LPD/L Host or printer

Instructions recommend LPD, the next Appsocket again etc....

I already have all configurations tested and get at best the announcement with the attempt a test side to print: Printer in use...

Is somebody able to do to me please a step by step instructions post?

If Screenshots or other infos are necessary, no problem, you get.

Thanks a lot...
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE)

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue May 07, 2013 20:32

Have you checked the instruction manual for your printer to see how to find out the IP address? With my Canon printers I can use the push buttons on the printer to view the IP address on the LCD panel or print out a test page listing the IP address.

You can also find out the IP address by looking at your router's configuration pages via a Web browser. Check the router's instruction manual for how to do that if you are not sure. The best thing to do is to configure the router to make the printer's IP address 'static' rather than 'dynamic', i.e. the printer's IP address always remains the same.

As far as the CUPS configuration is concerned, for my networked Canon printers I select 'LPD/LPR Host or Printer' and specify the connection as e.g. "lpd://192.168.1.78/lpt1" (obviously insert the IP address of your printer).

What driver are you using?
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE)

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Wed May 08, 2013 7:16

OK, in helping someone with a Canon MX872 I see that the driver situation in SL is not simple. See the thread Canon Pixma?, especially the post where I give the steps to install the driver via Portage.

What I wrote in my previous post is still applicable.
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE)

Postby erik_v » Wed May 08, 2013 9:23

He thanks a lot at first. I will read your thread tonight or tomorrow. And than I will give feedback.

bye..
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE)

Postby erik_v » Sun May 12, 2013 15:15

Hey Fitzcarraldo,

many many thanks! This was it! The printer prints!
I just edited the: # USE="-servicetools mx430..." into # USE="-servicetools mx870..."
and it works.

Thank you so much for your helpfully Post.
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE)

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun May 12, 2013 16:34

You're welcome. I'll mark your thread as solved this time, but please do it for your solved threads in future. You should add " [Solved]" (without the quotes) at the end of the Subject of the first post in the thread. Click the EDIT button of the first post to do that.
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Re: Canon Pixma MX870 Install (CUPS/KDE) [Solved]

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu May 16, 2013 21:22

erik_v, I forgot to ask you: Which of two methods I gave in the other thread did you use? The new method using 'split' ebuilds cnijfilter-3.80 plus cnijfilter-drivers-3.70, or the old method using the old-style ebuild cnijfilter-3.70?
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