I can't seem to get my printer working, what I have done so far:
- installed cups
- gutenprint installed
- downloaded the official mp610en.ppd and copied it to /usr/share/cups/model
- restarted cupsd
after this, tail /var/log/messages:
Oct 30 18:27:15 localhost kernel: [25902.094581] usb 2-1.3.5: new high speed USB device number 10 using ehci_hcd Oct 30 18:27:15 localhost kernel: [25902.182454] usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 10 if 1 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04A9 pid 0x1725 Oct 30 18:27:15 localhost kernel: [25902.182770] scsi11 : usb-storage 2-1.3.5:1.2 Oct 30 18:27:16 localhost kernel: [25903.182039] scsi 11:0:0:0: Direct-Access Canon MP610 series 1050 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 Oct 30 18:27:16 localhost kernel: [25903.182660] sd 11:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 Oct 30 18:27:16 localhost kernel: [25903.186813] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
When I log into the webinterface and try to add a printer, it doesn't show me any local printers. I also added the ppd manually in the GIMP printing dialog (print with Gutenprint) but I get the error message: lp:Error - no default destination available.
I read the wiki article on cups but can't get anywhere from this. Thanks for the help.
Last edited by inch (2011-11-15 10:36:21)
I don't know what I have done but I could actually add the printer properly in the cups webinterface.
Anyways, it doesn't print: Idle - "File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij" not available: No such file or directory"
I downloaded the canon drivers and extracted them, new error: "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij failed"
I ran into that error before with a MG8120, but that was before I tried Arch.
See if the information in the following thread is any help: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=128969
Hello, thank you David Batson, you really helped me out. I did a bit trial and error, so I can't exactly reproduce my actions, however maybe I can help someone with my instructions (I'm using x86_64 btw)
1. use cups-usblp from AUR and NOT standard cups
2. install gutenprint drivers and cnijfilter-common-x86_64 (AUR)
3. use the ppd files from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp610linux/
then start cups, add the printer and try printing via the Gutenprint dialog (don't forget to set the right Printer Queue when using the "Setup Printer" dialog). Hope this helps.
Last edited by inch (2011-11-15 10:36:00)