After install of the cups-bjnp package I can't find the MP970 driver from
I have tested the driver with success after compilation and checked that bjnp
was correctly place in the cups backend directory after make install and of
course restarted cups.
I found the MP970 printer through the LAN without any problems, but when I
have to choose a driver for the printer, the nearest one is the MP830
(CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.5) driver.
How can i test that CUPS actually are using (loading) the bjnp backend?
I'm running on ubuntu 10.04 with CUPS 1.4.3.
There is unfortunately no open driver for the MP970. the closest I found is
the MP150 driver, it works ok in B&W, not in colour. The only working colour
driver is the (paid) Turboprint driver. That one offers perfect quality
Tank you for your answer, although the answer wasn't what I have hoped for :)
I will start use the MP150 driver and regret that I bought this printer in the
I understand the feeling, but the Turboprint drivers are really great. Have a
look at www.turboprint.de. their drivers are around 30 Euro and they do work
very well. I used them myself on my MP970. When it died I got myself an MP980
which works equally well with turboprint
best regards, Louis
How about scanning... can you use the scanner as well, since you keep buying
Canon MP multifunctional printers?!?!
Best regards, Brian
Reasonably recent versions of Sane support the MP970 and lots of other Canon
scanners over ethernet, I added similar code like for cups-bjnp also to Sane.
Works very well. Released in 1.0.20 if I remember well
best regards, Louis
Well - my smile is beginning to grow again :)
Thank you for all your answers, I have set it up with the MP150 driver for now
and it works fine enough for now. 30 € won't take the bread out of my mouth,
so when I can spend some hours on setting up the color and scanning, I will
see into it again.
Thanks again, Brian
You are welcome
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