canon ix4000 printer driver needed!

I’m a newb just switching from vista to linux.

I’ve tried UBUNTU 8.04 on my notebook (Packard Bell easynoteBU 45) and was able to print on my canon ix4000 printer by using the ix5000 printer driver supplied by Ubuntu 8.04.
Everything works fine except have some difficulty installing software package (compiling and installing process) :frowning:

Because I still trying and searching of the most suitable distro to use, I tried OpenSuse 11.0 and I like the way YAST perform the installation process. But I couldn’t print to my canon ix4000 printer 'cos no driver for it in OpenSuse 11.0.

my question is:

  1. Is there any way & how to extract/port the printer driver supplied for vista to be used in OpenSuse 11.0?
  2. can print to my printer by using canon ix5000 driver in Ubuntu 8.04. Is there any way and how to extract/use the ix5000 driver supplied by Ubuntu 8.04 for OpenSuse 11.0?

OpenPrinting - The Linux Foundation

but I only see the 5000
but it may work

check this too:
CUPS - Explained - openSUSE Forums

ZEDOnet | TurboPrint Linux | TurboPrint - hiqh-quality Druckertreiber für Linux


after reading ur reply, i realize the driver is lx5000 (lexmark). yes it works fine in ubuntu 8.04, but how to install it to OpenSuse 11? ur enlightment needed pls…, 'cos I prefer to use free driver instead of TurboPrint. TQ.

have you tried as I quoted earlier above
CUPS - Explained - openSUSE Forums

how did you get along, lindevox?

Folks asking about canon printer drivers do get pointed towards turboprint; we upgraded our version to the new tp2; it works very well; prints well out of gimp as well, so colour prints work well; many resent paying, but it is the cost of a couple of linux magazines at a newsagent; or a few beers … it just sort of works very well; you get your printer working …