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  • The Cannon driver is the newest one, which is released on 11/09/17. I used cngplp to correct print data including B/W.

    After that, the printer works fine for 17.04. Everyone was happy.

  • After a while, Lubuntu keeps on asking me to upgrade to 17.10 ... I regret my decision.

  • Why the printer stops working now?

    When I ask it to print something, it can connect to the printer. But it keep on "processing" the print job without actually doing anything.

  • Can disabling airprint help?

  • Please enlighten me with your wisdom before something very bad happens to me...

I think I might get killed because of this.

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    Ubuntu does LTS: stable releases every 2 yrs; the next is due in April; in between, they innovate and explore; 17.10 had a lot of new things; the 3.4 UFR driver from Canon has been reported to not work with 17.10; Canon hope to release a new driver "early 2018"; so meet your fate with bravery! – pdc Jan 18 '18 at 0:52
  • I installed 16.04 LTS. The printer printed once, and then stopped working. Everyone is either pointing a gun to my head or blissfully counting and counting on the ubunbunnies. oh well. – hamster on wheels Jan 18 '18 at 21:13
  • Fixed by reinstalling the canon driver. don't know long will it stay working. keeping my fingers crossed. – hamster on wheels Jan 18 '18 at 21:16
  • It prints the first 2 pages of a 4 pages document correctly, then two pages as blank page. After that, when I kindly ask it to print the doc again, it refuses. And says the computer is already sending data to the printer. – hamster on wheels Jan 18 '18 at 21:19
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I installed 16.04. Then use synaptics (not apt-get) to install cups.

After that, the printer can print first two pages of a document but not the next two pages. It says sending data to printer.

restarting cups services clears the "sending..." message. But it still doesn't print.

  • Choosing 17.04 (which has passed its end of life) seems increasingly acceptable now... – hamster on wheels Jan 18 '18 at 21:25

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