Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 857699
canon mx870 printing does not work
Last modified: 2013-02-13 18:55:32 EST
Description of problem:
Canon usb printer drivers available with gutenprint-cups don't work. I have a Canon PIXMA mx876, and giving the print command submits the job to the queue but the printer doesn't really print anything. Test page printing is the only thing that works. However, the drivers from the Canon Europe website do work correctly (cnijfilter-mx870series-3.30-1-i386-rpm worked for me)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Print a page
1. Printer doesn't print anything
Please follow the troubleshooting procedure outlined here:
You should end up with a troubleshoot.txt file which you should attach to this bug report.
I bet this is somehow related to the issues reported recently under https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=847923 and the changes from cups 1.5.2-x to 1.5.4-x
I'm not so sure. Bug #847923 is about problems with usb backend, while reporter of this BZ claims that 'the drivers from the Canon Europe website do work correctly'.
Support for Canon PIXMA MX870 has been added in gutenprint-5.2.7 and was marked as EXPERIMENTAL, which AFAICT means untested. The current status  doesn't show EXPERIMENTAL anymore, but you should ask directly gutenprint developers at gimp-print-devel mailing list . Maybe you'll be asked to provide information to fix the driver.
Anyway, until you provide the information you've been asked in comment #1, we can't do more here.
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