Ubuntu – My printer Canon Pixma Ip1800 doesn’t work


I've tried everything. I researched on forums. And although I managed to install a driver that doesn't give problems, the printer doesn't respond to my requests.

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04

Best Answer

Canon lP1800 Series

You can try the following ppa however it seems it hasn't been updated in ubuntu 14.04 first make sure you have the correct ppa. Check at least twice.Then....

Open the terminal under Ubuntu and run these commands to install printer drivers:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-lp1800series

    sudo apt-get update 

Now open "printing" options in the unity or system settings-> drivers->printing

Click add and select the printer.

Ok so if that busted remove the ppa in settings-> software updates and then open a terminal and type:

cd /tmp && wget http://www.bagbit.pl/download/canon_ip1800_deb.tar.gz && tar xzf canon_ip1800_deb.tar.gz && sudo canon_ip1800_deb/install.sh

This is going to take awhile.... like you might want to go to a movie and done.

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