Bug 832092 - Running cnijnet should provide URI of Canon network printer after installing the official Canon drivers
Running cnijnet should provide URI of Canon network printer after installing ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cups (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2012-06-14 09:43 EDT by David Batson
Modified: 2012-06-14 10:02 EDT (History)
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Description David Batson 2012-06-14 09:43:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Running the command /usr/lib/cups/backend/cnijnet should give the URI of a Canon network printer after installing the offical Canon drivers.  This works in Mageia 2 with the same version of CUPS as F17 (1.5.2).

The URI I discovered in Mageia 2 works in Fedora
But if I did not have Mageia 2 to fall back on, I could not discover the URI.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Cups 1.5.2

How reproducible:
Install the official Canon drivers, restart CUPS, then run the command:
# /usr/lib/cups/backend/cnijnet
After churning a few seconds, I am returned to the prompt without any output.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install official Canon drivers
2. Restart CUPS
3. Run: # /usr/lib/cups/backend/cnijnet
Actual results:
No output. No errors displayed.

Expected results:

Additional info:
My Canon Network Printer model is PIXMA MG8120
How I installed the official Canon drivers is described in detail in the following forum thread:
Comment 1 Jiri Popelka 2012-06-14 10:02:32 EDT
I'm afraid we can't help you with this 3rd party driver.

However gutenprint has had a driver for Canon PIXMA MG8100 since version 5.2.7.
Install it with 'yum install gutenprint-cups' and configure the printer queue for example with system-config-printer.

You can even try the gutenprint-5.2.8 from updates-testing repository (it's still not there but should be in any moment) where the Canon driver had been significantly overhauled. Once the 5.2.8 is in updates-testing you can update from 5.2.7 with:
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update 'gutenprint*'

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