MP970 driver missing from CUPS driver list

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Kjelin
2010-07-09
2012-10-01
  • Kjelin

    Kjelin - 2010-07-09

    Hi

    After install of the cups-bjnp package I can't find the MP970 driver from
    within CUPS.
    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.

    Thanks
    Kjelin

     
  • Louis Lagendijk

    Louis Lagendijk - 2010-07-19

    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
    BR, Louis

     
  • Kjelin

    Kjelin - 2010-07-20

    Hi Louis

    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
    first place...

    Best regards
    Brian

     
  • Louis Lagendijk

    Louis Lagendijk - 2010-07-20

    hi Kjelin,
    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

     
  • Kjelin

    Kjelin - 2010-07-20

    Hi Louis
    How about scanning... can you use the scanner as well, since you keep buying
    Canon MP multifunctional printers?!?!
    Best regards, Brian

     
  • Louis Lagendijk

    Louis Lagendijk - 2010-07-20

    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

     
  • Kjelin

    Kjelin - 2010-07-20

    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

     
  • Louis Lagendijk

    Louis Lagendijk - 2010-07-20

    You are welcome
    Louis

     

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