Installation

The following instructions are for SUSE LINUX Professional v9.1. Installation may vary depending on the Linux distribution. In these instructions we will complete the basic installation of the drivers for iP1500. The installation will be the similar for iP1000. If you require further assistance please refer to the user manual that accompany the drivers. Please refer to the user manual for advance installation to enable printing from applications.

Requirements

Preparation

Step 1: Printer driver installation

Step 2: Restart the CUPS daemon.

Step 3: Register the printer to the spooler

Step 4: Set the default printer.

Step 5: Using the print command

Step 6: To enable the "--gui" option

Requirements

The printer driver installation requires the user to have the following:

  • SUSE LINUX Professional v9.1
  • USB Interface
  • USB Cable
  • A compatible printer
  • An understanding of installing rpm files.

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Preparation

Before you can successfully install the printer driver please ensure the following packages are installed.

  • libxml-1.8.17-366.i586.rpm
  • popt-1.7-xxx.x.i586.rpm.

If the packages are not installed please read the following instructions.

1) To install libxml.

  • From the SUSE LINUX Professional 9.1 CD2 copy “libxml-1.8.17-366.i586.rpm” from the /suse/i586 directory
  • Install the package.

2) To install the popt package.

  • Download "popt-1.7-xxx.x.i586.rpm" from a trusted source
  • Use the rpm command from the command line of the terminal software, and install the popt package.

Example command:

[root@XXX]# rpm -ivh popt-1.7-xxx.x.i586.rpm

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Step 1: Printer driver installation

1) Start Linux and log in as "root".

2) Download the tar.gz file for the printer from the Canon Europe Software Centre.  Place the file to any directory.

3) Extract the files to the directory.

4) Please ensure the following files are available in the directory.

  • bjfilter-common-2.50-x.i386.rpm - Common package
  • bjfilter-pixmaip1500-2.50-x.i386.rpm - Model-specific package

(In the rpm file name shown above, the "2.50" portion is the version number. "x" represents a number from 1 to 9.)

Caution:The above packages cannot be used together with a CUPS support module for Print Filter Ver. 2.40 or earlier.

If a CUPS support module is already installed, uninstall the module before you carry on with the installation

5) Use the “cd” command to change the current directory to the directory containing the Print Filter rpm files.

6) Using the “rpm” command from the command line of the terminal software please install the Print Filter.

Example installation command:

[root@XXX]# rpm -ivh bjfilter-common-2.50-x.i386.rpm

[root@XXX]# rpm -ivh bjfilter-pixmaip1500-2.50-x.i386.rpm

7) For details about the rpm command, enter "man rpm" with the terminal software.

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Step 2: Restart the CUPS daemon.

1) Enter the following from the command line of the terminal software:

[root@XXX]# /etc/init.d/cups restart

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Step 3: Register the printer to the spooler

1) To register the printer to the spooler, enter the lpadmin command from the command line of the terminal software the following command has to be used:

lpadmin -p [printer_name] -m [PPD_filename] -v [device_URI] -E

Example command:

[root@ XXX]# lpadmin -p PIXMAIP1500 -m canonpixmaip1500.ppd -v canon_usb:/dev/usb/lp0 -E

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Step 4: Set the default printer.

1) When the printer name is omitted in the print command from the command line of the terminal software the default printer to be used has to be used.  To set this the following command has to be used

lpadmin -d [printer_name]

Example command:

[root@ XXX]# lpadmin -d PIXMAIP1500

2) Restart the computer.

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Step 5: Using the print command

If you wish to use the use the print command (bjcups/bjfilter), you must execute the following steps.

1) Switch to other super user account using the “su” command.

2) Open the [.bashrc] file in the home directory of the root user with an editor.(If the [.bashrc] file does not exist, create a new one.)

3) Add the following description to the last line in the [.bashrc] file.export

PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

4) Relogin as super user.

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Step 6: To enable the "--gui" option

1) Start YaST.

2) Start the /etc/sysconfig editor of the system menu.

3) Select [Desktop] and then [Display manager], and change the settings of the following items:

  • DISPLAYMANAGER_REMOTE_ACCESS: yes
  • DISPLAYMANAGER_XSERVER_TCP_PORT_6000_OPEN: yes

4) Reboot the system.

5) Execute xhost + localhost

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