I am unable to setup Canon InkJet Pixma IP 1300 on Quantal AMD64. The things I have tried:
- Shut down and disconnect the printer before installing packages.
- Added the
ppa:michael-gruz/canonrepository to synaptic and installed the
cnijfilter-pixmaip1000seriespackage (there is no package for 1300 so I installed the nearest one). The PPA repository does not have packages for Quantal, so had to manually update the repository definition to "Oneiric" and refreshed it before downloading.
- Restarted cups via
sudo service cups restart.
- Connected and switched on the printer.
- Opened All Settings -> Printers to Add a printer. There are 2 entries - One for the Standard USB Printer, another for "USB Printer - With Status Readback for Canon IJ" with Device URL as
cnijusb:/dev/usb/lp1. Have selected this as per direction in Ubuntu Community Forum.
For manually entering a
.ppdfile I select
ERROR MESSAGE : Failed to read PPD file. Possible reason follows: /usr/share/cups/model/cnpixmaip1000.ppd: FAIL*FAIL* Unable to open PPD file - No such file or directory on line 0.
On checking I find that
/usr/share/cups/modelis a symbolic link pointing to
However the later file does not exist. There are no other ppd files installed.
PS: Printing works fine with the shareware
TurboPrint for Linux. So, there's nothing wrong with the printer.