Joined: 20 Jul 2003
|Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:46 pm Post subject: Mini Howto: How to get Canon SmartBase MP360 working
|I did get a Canon SmartBase MP360 priter the other day. However i did soon notice that the printer it self is not supported under cups, but i was able to get the printer to print correct. This is multi function printer with scanner, i don't know how to get the scanner working so don't ask.
I will go over how this can be done. This is simple and easy.
The basic start is Printing and Gentoo Linux Guide, this guide also covers samba setup. However i did use http://localhost:631 and i did configure cupsd.conf as needed for premission.
The cups setting
The cups setting that i did use is the following.
* Canon BJC-7100 Foomatic/bjc800 (recommended)
This printer driver, even if it is not ment for this type of printer works without a problem. I have printed out around 5 pages to test this and i don't see any problem with the printing, and the color works just fine.
This printer is usb connected so it uses this location usb:/dev/usb/lp0
The device URI is this usb:/dev/usb/lp0
This location might be diffrent your own computer if you have other printer connected. It is also a good idea to check the default settings for the printer and change them if needed.
This is all of the guide. I might update it on a later date if i come a across better info or learn new tricks.
Sorry for the spelling errors in this post.