harikm
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Canon LBP2900B Printer

Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:29 am

I have a Pi working as a cloud and print server at home. I have a HP MFP connected to it and works well.
I bought a Canon LBP2900B for volume printing and have been trying to set it up with the Pi for the last two days.

Cups is able to identify the printer but it is stuck at "Idle - "Sending data to printer.""
Tried downloading the source and compiling but it fails with various errors.

Quick scout on google indicates that there are no drivers for this printer on Arm.

Has anyone been able to setup this printer succesfully. If so please share the procedure/driver etc.

Thanks in anticipation.

rajiv7374
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:05 pm

Have you tried installing "printer-driver-cjet" package.

Opinie
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:57 pm

OP, what happened? Did this solve your problems with the printer? Trying to set up lbp 2900 myself atm.

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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:39 am

Opinie wrote:OP, what happened? Did this solve your problems with the printer? Trying to set up lbp 2900 myself atm.
What have you tried ?

CUPS
Gutenprint
Foomatic

http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Can ... -LBP_2900B
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TomG
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:18 pm

Does anyone have found a solution ?
I've never been able to make this printer work correctly on Linux (x64 or x86).
Seems be the same on Arm. :?
T.

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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:45 am

TomG wrote:Does anyone have found a solution ?
I've never been able to make this printer work correctly on Linux (x64 or x86).
Seems be the same on Arm. :?
T.
It does state in my posted URL it is a 'paperweight' ;)
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chorlton2080
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:07 pm

What I can't understand is that I CAN get this to work by connecting to my Asus router using the LPR protocol. The Asus router is running Linux on an ARM processor! I can't, however, get this working on my Pi.

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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:20 pm

chorlton2080 wrote:What I can't understand is that I CAN get this to work by connecting to my Asus router using the LPR protocol. The Asus router is running Linux on an ARM processor! I can't, however, get this working on my Pi.
So where is the Printer connected ? directly on the RPi ?
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chorlton2080
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:29 pm

No. It is connected to the USB port of the router (which runs an ARM Linux) and is then available as a shared printer on my Windows boxes - which is my ultimate aim.

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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:24 pm

chorlton2080 wrote:No. It is connected to the USB port of the router (which runs an ARM Linux) and is then available as a shared printer on my Windows boxes - which is my ultimate aim.
The Router software is irrelevent, the Router just provides an ethernet to usb interface for the LPR protocol

When printer connected to Asus Router I presume CUPS does not recognize it as a LPR printer ?

Maybe you need to install foomatic driver in Raspbian so CUPS may offer alternative driver ?
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TomG
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:35 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:It does state in my posted URL it is a 'paperweight' ;)
Sorry, missed your URL.
Guess that "Paperweight" means there is no way to make it work and it is fully useless with Linux (Arm or not)
T.

elechi
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:18 am

Anybody with success on the ARM drivers?... x86 drivers work perfectly fine for me.

Otherwise I was also looking for alternative usbip to share the printer over IP and client to use the windows drivers. Any experts here who used this config?

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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:19 pm

Any one been able to make canon LBP2900B work with CUps?? If so plz help and oblige

sojourner1977
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Re: Canon LBP2900B Printer

Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:12 pm

This documentation helped and made my printer work with CUPS and Raspberry 3.

https://brain.cdauth.eu/2014/01/16/cano ... -on-linux/

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