Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 832092
Running cnijnet should provide URI of Canon network printer after installing the official Canon drivers
Last modified: 2012-06-14 10:02:32 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):
Install the official Canon drivers, restart CUPS, then run the command:
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
No output. No errors displayed.
My Canon Network Printer model is PIXMA MG8120
How I installed the official Canon drivers is described in detail in the following forum thread:
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*'