Howto : Install Canon LBP2900 printer on Linux

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This post show how to install LBPXXXX in Linux

 

Features

  • 12 ppm mono printing
  • Zero warm-up time from sleep mode
  • First Print Out Time in only 9.3 seconds
  • Up to 2400 x 600dpi print resolution
  • Energy efficient and quiet operation
  • Easy to use All-in-One cartridg

This tutorial will show you how to install Canon LPB2900 on Linux, tested also on Canon LBP3100 and is working, and should work on all

the Canon laser printers LBP XXXX Series.

Before to begin we have to see if all the necessary dependencies are installed, if not we have to install them, check the ones below if already

are installed :

1/6: printer-testpages

2/6: dynamic
3/6: libopenslp1
4/6: cups-common
5/6: portreserve
6/6: cups

If all is installed then we go with the installation :

1- Download the driver from here, or from :

2- change to root :

su -  (root)

3- change to the folder where you download the driver and extract it, in my case :

 cd /home/zinovsky/Desktop

tar -xvf Driver.tar.gz change Driver with the name and version of your driver in my case i downloaded CAPTDRV180.tar.gz

output :

[root@localhost Desktop]# tar xvf CAPTDRV180.tar.gz

so now if we want to install in debian ( ubuntu for exmple) we have to choose :

CANON_UK/Driver/Debian/cndrvcups-common_1.80-1_i386.deb
CANON_UK/Driver/Debian/cndrvcups-capt_1.80-1_i386.deb

if We have to install the driver on red-hat based distribution like in my case will choose

CANON_UK/Driver/RPM/cndrvcups-common-1.80-1.i386.rpm
CANON_UK/Driver/RPM/cndrvcups-capt-1.80-1.i386.rpm

like this :

[root@localhost Desktop]# cd CANON_UK/ 
[root@localhost CANON_UK]# ls Doc/ Driver/ Src/ [root@localhost CANON_UK]# cd Driver/ [root@localhost Driver]# ls Debian/ RPM/ 

in my case i will install in red-hat based distribution so is a RPM package ( fedora,Mandriva, Linpus )

[root@localhost Driver]# cd RPM/
[root@localhost RPM]# rpm -ivh cndrvcups-common-1.80-1.i386.rpm

Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:cndrvcups-common ########################################### [100%]
[root@localhost RPM]# rpm -ivh cndrvcups-capt-1.80-1.i386.rpm
Preparing… ########################################### [100%]
1:cndrvcups-capt ########################################### [100%]

Driver is installed .

4- Now we have to restart CUPS :

/etc/init.d/cups restart

5-Now type tail /var/log/messages

[root@localhost ~]# tail /var/log/messages

Jan 24 18:37:51 localhost perl: [RPM] cups-1.3.9-0.2mdv2009.0 installed
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=04a9, idProduct=2676
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Product: Canon CAPT USB Device
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: Manufacturer: Canon
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usb 1-1: SerialNumber: 0000A376H8Jd
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 6 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04A9 pid 0×2676
Jan 24 18:40:25 localhost kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp

6- Now type :

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E

 

N.B : If you are trying to install another LBP printer other than LBP2900 then use the command bellow and choose the CNCUPSLBPxxxxCAPTK.ppd

that correspond to your printer model and replace it in the the command above.

ls /usr/share/cups/model/ |grep CNCUPS 

7-and then

  /usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP2900 -o /dev/usb/lp0

N.B : If you are trying to install another LBP printer other than LBP2900 then change LBP2900 in the command above with your LBPxxxx printer

output :

CUPS_ConfigPath = /etc/cups/

LOG Path = None

UI Port = 59787

Entry Num : Spooler : Backend : FIFO path : Device Path : Status

—————————————————————————-

[0] : LBP2900 : ccp : /var/ccpd/fifo0 : /dev/usb/lp0 : New!!

8- /etc/initd/ccpd start :

/etc/init.d/ccpd start

9- Now Set ccpd to start when you startup your computer:

For debian use :

sudo update-rc.d ccpd defaults 20

for other distributions i prefer this methode :

gedit /etc/rc.local

and add at the end :

 /etc/init.d/ccpd start

save and close

10- Printer is ready to print :)

Status Monitor :

to monitor printing type :

captstatusui -P LBP2900

 

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