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i am unable to set up my canon lbp2900 printer on ubuntu12.04 64 bit i aliened the 64 bit rpm drivers and then installed the drivers (version 2.40) and followed the procedure in the canon guide ( however i changed fifo path to //localhost:59787 (somebody suggested) instead of 59687 (as suggested by canon guide) )

intially i got the message pstocapt failed .. the drivers had put the pstocapt and backend/ccp in the lib64 directory instead of the lib directory ... i copied that to the aproprite directory under lib

but still i get the error "ccp send_data error exit " i also tried with fifo path //localhost:59687

i also tried the Radu script but the drivers the script uses are version 1.90 and has conflicting packages

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I have followed the link which worked for me ... askubuntu.com/questions/383695/… –  Arun Nov 29 '13 at 9:20

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For 12.04

Don't worry, for printing you have to enter the following everytime after fresh boot:

sudo modprobe usblp
ls -l /dev/usb/lp0
sudo ccpd start

It works for me with the 32-bit driver installed according to the community documentation.

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Please link the community docs, and cite the relevant sections. It is for the good of this site, and the Internet. –  Captain Giraffe Jun 21 '12 at 16:04
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(1) You may want to explain how to make this run automatically on boot (with /etc/rc.local, or otherwise). (2) The ls command does not change anything--it just shows some information about the lp0 device entry. So why should the ls command be run each time? –  Eliah Kagan Jun 22 '12 at 13:00

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