I have a Canon Pixma IP3000 here, and it's an awesome printer, except when I got it (I was still on Gentoo) I couldn't get it to work properly (no duplex support, bad colour prints), so I've been using it from the windows installation on my laptop. But since Arch is so awesome, I thought maybe it can work now. So, anyone have experience with running this printer?
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You might want to give Turboprint a try, there is a free version with a few restrictions or there is a full version for EUR 29.95 (approx $39).
Did you try gutenprint as suggested on http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_print … XMA_iP3000 ?
there are good drivers based on the japan canon drivers ... but there only debian packages and i was not able to convert them with deb2targz
maybe someone could help me
drivers from : http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takushi/
bjfilter-2.5 : http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takush … 1_i386.deb
libcnbj-2.5 : http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takush … 1_i386.deb
pstocanonbj : http://mambo.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~takush … 1_i386.deb
[johannes@Johannes Drucker]$ deb2targz *deb deb2targz: converting 'bjfilter-2.5_1-1_i386.deb' ... deb2targz: skipping section 'debian-binary' deb2targz: skipping section 'control.tar.gz' deb2targz: wrote 'bjfilter-2.5_1-1_i386.tar.gz' deb2targz: converting 'libcnbj-2.5_0-1_i386.deb' ... deb2targz: skipping section 'debian-binary' deb2targz: skipping section 'control.tar.gz' deb2targz: wrote 'libcnbj-2.5_0-1_i386.tar.gz' deb2targz: converting 'pstocanonbj_3.3-1_i386.deb' ... deb2targz: skipping section 'debian-binary' deb2targz: skipping section 'control.tar.gz' deb2targz: wrote 'pstocanonbj_3.3-1_i386.tar.gz'
than i tried installing using pacman :
[johannes@Johannes Drucker]$ sudo pacman -A *tar.gz Password: loading package data... load_pkg: missing package info file in bjfilter-2.5_1-1_i386.tar.gz
if someone could help me it would be very nice!