Saturday, February 19, 2011

Canon Pixma IP1300 - Installation Guide


Got Canon Pixma IP1300?  I do.
Can't install it properly? I have not (until today).

The following steps will guide you through the installation of this printer on your Fedora system (or RPM based).  It is important to mention that I originally learn it from this link (but its content is for Ubuntu).


Step 1:  Download the three files located on this link.
Step 2:  Install it on your system (follow step 2.1 or 2.2)
Step 2.1:  Write the following command on your terminal after you change your current position to the directory which has the RPMs:
su -c "rpm -i cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm cnijfilter-ip2200-lprng-2.60-1.i386.rpm"
Step 2.2:  Double click the files you have downloaded and follow their instructions.
Step 3:  Create symbolic links using the following commands on terminal:
su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/"
su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/"
su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/"
su -c "ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/"
Step 4:  Restart CUPS using the following command on terminal:
su -c "killall cupsd"
su -c "cupsd"
Step 5:  Turn on the printer.  Wait for the dialog.
Step 6:  Select Add New Printer in the printer dialog.  Wait for the dialog.  
Step 7:  Select Manually Choose a PPD FileBrowse for the canonip2200.ppd file on /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd.

Step 8:  Press OK and print a test page.

Congratulations! You have finished the tutorial.  I hope this have help you in sort way installing this printer. 
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