Bug 252313 - GPL-ed drivers for Canon i250 available but not included in Fedora
GPL-ed drivers for Canon i250 available but not included in Fedora
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
7
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
http://www.canon.co.nz/products/print...
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Reported: 2007-08-15 07:04 EDT by David Anderson
Modified: 2008-01-10 09:57 EST (History)
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Description David Anderson 2007-08-15 07:04:48 EDT
I set up Fedora 7 for a friend who has a Canon i250.

There is no driver for this in Fedora. However, a GPL-ed driver does exist. By 
installing the two RPMs available from the page in the URL, printing was up 
and working fine in no time.

The page has a variety of other utilities which I didn't investigate. I didn't 
get the canon_usb:/ CUPS backend to work, but the normal usb:/ backend worked 
fine with the PPD from the URL above.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2008-01-10 09:57:18 EST
These drivers do not seem to be maintained upstream (in fact there does not seem
to be an "upstream" to speak of), and do not compile with modern GCC.

Feel free to go through the Fedora package process and package this up for
Fedora yourself.

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