Canon i250 on Ubuntu 7.10
I had a rough go of it until I found BlackNight’s post, and now my Canon i250 printer works with Ubuntu like a charm. I thought I would recap here for those who, like me, at first Googled in vain. If you paste these command into Ubuntu 7.10 (Feisty) things ought to work:
First, enter your sudo password:
Now, this paste just might set up everything you need:
sudo apt-get install libpng3 libtiff4 cupsys alien cd /tmp wget http://download.canon.com.au/bj/i250linux/bjfilteri250-2.3-0.i386.rpm wget http://download.canon.com.au/bj/i250linux/bjfiltercups-2.3-0.i386.rpm sudo alien --scripts bjfilteri250-2.3-0.i386.rpm sudo alien --scripts bjfiltercups-2.3-0.i386.rpm sudo dpkg -i bjfiltercups_2.3-1_i386.deb bjfilteri250_2.3-1_i386.deb sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libpng.so.3 /usr/lib/libpng.so.2 sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
Then, go set up your printer in the GUI, and specify this PPD file:
(Or, in retrospect, since it has a GNU license on it, you could just download the PPD directly off my web site.)
If things turn out less-than-straightforward, definitely review BlackNight’s page for details, and if this does work out for you drop him a thank you note in the comments!