Based on few youtube vids and reddit posts i installed the canon CAPT drivers for my printer and executed the commands in termunal and got my printer to show up in the printer setting When i try to print a test page the status of the printer says processing data and sending data to priner but the printer doesn't print anything i am not the usual whirring noises at all

P.S. printer works on windows pc

  • so this needs the CAPT driver; so you need 4 phases: driver install; printer registration and (unlike other printers): you need to register it with the ccpd daemon; then to print, you need to start the ccpd daemon up; and the command is sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start so if you set up the printer first time and it works; when you turn the computer off and start again, you need to issue the above command; by the way, is your system 64bit? I can offer a how to as a full answer; and perhaps best you delete the existing entry and we start afresh: what say you?
    – pdc
    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:14
  • Yes it is a 64bit system Jun 14, 2017 at 6:22
  • @pdc we can start a new thread Jun 14, 2017 at 6:28
  • Possible duplicate of How can I install a Canon printer or scanner driver?
    – karel
    Dec 28, 2017 at 6:18

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so to install the driver for the LBP2900

  1. get the driver from here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100459601.html and you will be downloading linux-capt-drv-v271-uken.tar.gz ..it was updated 15th May 2017 so very up-to-date so please click to SAVE when you download and it should end up in your Downloads folder

  2. open a terminal and paste these commands carefully one by one; and hit the ENTER key after each paste

    • cd Downloads

      tar -zxvf linux-capt-drv-v271-uken.tar.gz       
      cd linux-capt-drv-v271-uken/64-bit_Driver/Debian    
      sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_3.21-1_amd64.deb  
      sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-capt_2.71-1_amd64.deb
  3. Restart CUPS with sudo service cups restart

  4. register printer with

    sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp://localhost:59787 –E
  5. Register the printer in the ccpd daemon setup file.

    sudo /usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP2900 -o /dev/usb/lp0  
    • ..and that assumes the 2900 is your only usb printer ..
  6. Start ccpd daemon.

    sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd start

At that point, you should be able to print; please keep in touch and let us know how it goes ...

  • Is it works after system restart??
    – Vishwanath
    Dec 28, 2017 at 7:07
  • you have to issue the final command again; from a terminal; so if you open a terminal; press the up arrow on the numeric keyboard; the command should be there if it was the last used; and that will activate the ccpd daemon; otherwise google on how to automate it at startup
    – pdc
    Dec 28, 2017 at 17:03
  • While executing point 4, I am getting error: "lpadmin: Unknown argument "–E"". OS name: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS OS type: 64-bit
    – Kishor
    Nov 15, 2021 at 11:17

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