Introduction: for a couple of years I wasn’t able to make my Canon LBP6000 work directly on openSUSE. And I also couldn’t print from openSUSE to the LBP6000 if I attached it to Windows (I tried XP, Vista & Win 7).
I just now tried openSUSE 12.3 and found that it talks to the printer on a Win 7 or 8 box so I better write it down here so I can make it work on the next versions of openSUSE.
I just muddled my way through this intuitively. So maybe there are some unnecessary or odd steps here, but it works for me (Yahoo!!!).
Download and unzip/install RPMs: Download the zip file from this link. Unzip to a folder and burrow down to find two RPMs cndrvcups-capt and cndrvcups-common. Put those in a folder and add the folder to Repositories in Yast and install the RPMs one at a time, NB first cndrvcups-common and second cndrvcups-capt.
Install Printer in CUPS: open the file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf and make changes to two stanzas to include the IP address of the Win 7 computer (e.g. 126.96.36.199)
# Restrict access to the server... <Location /> Order allow,deny Allow 127.0.0.2 Allow 188.8.131.52 </Location> # Restrict access to the admin pages... <Location /admin> Order allow,deny Allow 184.108.40.206 </Location>
Set ccpd daemon to start at boot: GoTo Yast → Runlevels and activate (put a dot in) Expert Mode and find ccpd and put a Tick in B (for service to start at runlevel B). Click OK, exit. Restart cups with this command as root:
Set Windows 7 Sharing: I went to Control Panel → Network & Sharing → Advanced, and set it to Business/Home and also these:
- Turn on Network Discovery
- Turn on File & Printer Sharing
- Turn off Public Folder Sharing (probably not necessary)
- Use 128 bit encryption
- Turn off password protection
- Allow Windows to manage etc
Now set the IP address to a fixed IP (e.g. 220.127.116.11) in Control Panel → Network & Sharing → Adapter Settings → R-click the icon → Properties → IPV4 Properties → Use the following address (e.g. 18.104.22.168) PLUS fill in the DNS servers (e.g. Google’s 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 or the Name Servers provided by your ISP).
I also went to Devices & Printers and R-click Canon and select Printer Properties and Sharing Tab and I Shared the printer. NB CHANGE THE NAME under the sharing tab so it has no spaces. I used CanonLBP6000 (no spaces). (remember the name).
Back to openSUSE and Adjust Samba: Make these changes in the samba config file smb.conf (e.g. kdesu kwrite /etc/samba/smb.conf).
Put these code lines in the [global] stanza:
printcap name = cups cups options = raw use client driver = yes
Make sure these two stanzas exist:
[printers] comment = All Printers path = /var/tmp printable = Yes create mask = 0777 [print$] comment = Printer Drivers path = /var/lib/samba/drivers write list = @ntadmin root force group = ntadmin create mask = 0664 directory mask = 0775
Reboot or restart Samba. Voila!
Install Printer in CUPS: open a web browser at this address:
Make these steps:
Click the Administration Tab → Add Printer → LogIn iroot creds → select Windows Printer via Samba → Continue → in the address box put smb://188.8.131.52/CanonLBP6000 → Continue → fill in a name e.g. CanonNetOnWin7 → Continue → select canon → Continue → locate and click Canon LBP6000/LBP6018 CAPT (US) (en) and click Add Printer → then click Set Default Options.
Now test the printer: click Prinetrs Tab → CanonNetOnWin7 → Maintenance → Print Test Page.
PS if your wondering why I don’t attach the printer directly to the openSUSE box, the reason is: I tried but it still won’t work as a local printer.