GERHARD GOETZHABER wrote:
It was a pretty good offer of a computer shop in my country (Austria)
having me had purchase a piece of demonstration ware still under
guarantee, an I-sensys LBP7100Cn for 120 $ only. Wonderful machine!
The most over reason of that low price might have been that printer was
one of the last Canon models unconditionally basing on Canon's
proprietary UFRII printer language and thus requiring a special driver,
whereas later Canon products allow to work on HP or PS printing data ,
too. However, the excellent Linux drivers (consisting of a
"cndvcups-common" and a "cndrvcups-ufr2lt" each) bundled as .deb and
.rpm packages together are shipped on CD with the printer, and you can
download newer versions from Canon servers in USA, UK and Australia.
I've tried them out with a lot of Debian and RH based distros and
therein never seen any serious difficulties but sometimes on Debian
rather than Ubuntu having had to add one to three dependencies manually.
(On RH derived distros, Yum and Dnf will solve it automatically!) I
always work on KDE Plasma whereon the printer recognition now seems to
That's not my experience with Canon printers.
I have a Canon MG5550 which works perfectly under Windows (7 and 10)
but does not work from my Fedora-24/KDE laptop
using the recommended CUPS driver.
The laptop accesses the printer's WiFi OK,
and the printer appears to be responding,
but nothing comes out.
I haven't done much research on this, as it is easy for me to use Windows,
but I certainly would not give Canon printers a blanket recommendation
for use under Linux.
gayleard /at/ eircom.net
School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin