Ubuntu – How to install canon lbp2900b printer in ubuntu 16.04 lts


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

Best Answer

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 ...