How do I install the driver for Canon LBP 2900 printer in Ubuntu 14.04?
I have tried installing drivers from the official CANON support and checked other answers on Ask Ubuntu but so far no results.
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This worked for me in Linux Mint 17 32-bit (which is more or less Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit).
Download and install the drivers.
Go to the Canon Asia website (or any other Canon website) and download the CAPT Printer Driver for Linux Version 2.60 from this link.
Extract it to get a folder containing directory 32-bit_Driver/Debian, enter inside.
Install the .deb file cndrvcups-common_2.60-1_i386.deb from the terminal:
sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.60-1_i386.deb
You may also install it using gdebi package installer.
Next install cndrvcups-capt_2.60-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-capt_2.60-1_i386.deb
Install other postscript fonts and program to reserve ports for the printer.
Install portreserve, gsfonts, gsfonts-other, gsfonts-X11 via Synaptic Package Manager.
Restart the printer.
service cups restart
Add printer and start the Canon Printer daemon.
sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp://localhost:59787 -E sudo /usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP2900 -o /dev/usb/lp0 sudo service ccpd start sudo service ccpd status
Check the printer status.
captstatusui -P LBP2900
If you are seeing the message
Ready to print, you are done! Else you may have to restart the system, and repeat all the steps from step 4.
It may cease to work after restarting the system. Run
sudo service ccpd restart and try again.
Below is my working solution, adaptable for other LBP models & PC bitwidths.
In the case of Ubuntu 64-bit, printer Canon LBP2900:
git clone https://github.com/hugolpz/Canon_printer.git cd ./Canon_printer make -f ./download.mk sudo make -f ./install.mk BITS=64 PRINTER=LBP2900 sudo make -f ./OS_restart.mk sudo make -f ./install.mk BITS=64 PRINTER=LBP2900
Adapt to your bitwidth.
If printer is not working after install & OS restart :
sudo pkill -9 -x ccpd sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start # Output should have 2 numbers of 4 digits ! > Canon Printer Daemon for CUPS: ccpd: 2626 2615 # seems good :)
For more instructions, see https://github.com/hugolpz/Canon_printer
Buy a non-Canon Linux compatible printer.
This is the latest driver from canon. Its version 2.60, and you can download it here.
Once extracted it will have both the 32bit drivers, and the 64bit drivers.
This software is a CAPT printer driver that provides printing functions for Canon LBP printers operating under the CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) environment, a printing system that operates on Linux operating systems.