Thursday, September 25, 2008

Canon Satera LBP5910 Linux Driver 2.20

If you have a Canon printer based on the LIPSLX driver (i.e. LBP family) and you use Ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04 then you are lucky because Canon provides the linux drivers for these printers. Simply go to this page Canon Linux Driver check for the supported printers and the respective drivers. For my case I have the LBP5910F printer that is supported by the LIPS LX Printer Driver so I enter this page and download the two corresponding .deb packages for Ubuntu/Debian. If you use Redhat or any other distribution that uses RPMs then download the corresponding RPMs.

Install Canon LBP5910F Driver on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 32bit

Now enter CUPS configuration page (i.e. http://localhost:631) and follow the steps. In my case the printer was already listed in the select box of printers with IP address and everithing. In Make/Manufacturer select Canon and finally in Model/Driver select the corresponding driver: And that is all now you can try to print a test page.

Install Canon LBP5910F Driver on Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 64bit

For some reason there are no deb packages for 64bit architecture but fortunately is easy to convert the 64bit rpms to deb packages using alien. First install the alien package: then using this tool convert the rpm packages to deb packages: this will generate two 64bit deb packages that work perfectly with Ubuntu/Kubuntu and can be installed as the 32 bit versions above: after installing the packages you can proceed with the installation the same way as with the 32bit packages.

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