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Canon ip1900 in Fedora 17 64 bit

asked 2012-10-11 18:33:29 -0500

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updated 2012-10-14 09:45:21 -0500

My printer can be detected via System Settings -> Printers -> Add New Printer, but after I click Add button, a installation windows pops up, and disappears. I tried a few times, but the same result repeated.

How can I check the message after clicking Add button? How should I install it properly?

Thanks in advance!

Update 1 & 3:

I downloaded its drivers, and installed two rpm files and its dependents files, e.g.

Please note that, the download includes two *.rpm files, and a folder that contains files that needs to be compiled. I have no idea how to compile it successfully (I doubt whether I need to compile it at all). It throws error:

pstocanonij.c:20:23: fatal error: cups/cups.h: No such file or directory

I check the Add/Remove Software, it has been installed: cups-1:1.5.4-2.fc17 (64bit)

# rpm -i cnijfilter-common-3.00-1.i386.rpm 
# rpm -Uvh cnijfilter-ip1900series-3.00-1.i386.rpm

and other commands to install its dependency files.

but the problem still exist, ie, after I clicked Add button in the Add Printer windows, a new windows shows and disappear immediately. But the printer is not recognised and installed in the OS.

Update 2

I tried this, but to no avail

$  su -c 'yum -y install cnijfilter-common-3.00-1.i386.rpm'
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
adobe-linux-x86_64                                       |  951 B     00:00     
updates/metalink                                         |  28 kB     00:00     
updates                                                  | 4.7 kB     00:00     
updates/primary_db                                       | 6.3 MB     00:15     
updates/group_gz                                         | 434 kB     00:01     
adobe-linux-x86_64                                                          2/2
No package cnijfilter-common-3.00-1.i386.rpm available.
Error: Nothing to do

$  su -c 'yum -y install cnijfilter-ip1900series-3.00-1.i386.rpm'
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
No package cnijfilter-ip1900series-3.00-1.i386.rpm available.
Error: Nothing to do
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answered 2012-10-11 19:09:57 -0500

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Hi, You need to download the drivers from the official site, HERE

Extract the ???-rpm.tar.gz

after install

cnijfilter-common and cnijfilter

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