[Ilugc] problem in installing printer driver
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 08:45:05 IST 2010
On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 8:33 AM, balaji sivanath <starbala2008 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am having canon LBP2900B model printer and using ubuntu 10.04.
> downloaded driver for my model from canon site. download consists of
> cndrvcups-common.deb,cndrvcups-capt.deb files.
> when installing cups-common got this.
> on google i found that libcupsys2 renamed as libcups2, but the
> cups-common drives needs to satisfy libcupsys2 dependency.
> now on google found "we have to satisfy libcupsys2 name dependency
> only and it is not functionally needed,so download and install dummy
> package libcupsys2 from security.ubuntu.com."
> downloaded libcupsys2 and tried to install. then
> libcups2 conflicts with libcupsys2, i tried to remove libcups2 and
> install libcupsys2 but libcups2 is needed for lot of other
> applications. so i cant remove libcups2.
> What can i do now?
What can you do now?
Are there alternatives for installing the exact printer driver? I have
never used CUPS for printing.
Well I have never owned a personal printer till now.
$ nc -v $printerip 515
Is it a USB printer with no Ethernet port?
Can you install some other generic driver? Perhaps it is a postscript printer?
I think normally only high end printers support postscript.
The other thing is that normally in a Debian system(on which *buntu is
based), once you get
dependency problems you are mostly on your own.
It is a tall order and their package management system though the best
in the Linux world is quite
a sore area.
Moreover Debian suffers from oldness.
Not sure about Ubuntu though.
girish at gayatri-hitech.com
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