Canon Pixus ip2500 problems

Has anyone successfully installed a Canon Pixus iP2500?

I have tried installing the Canon driver - cnijfilter-common-2.70-2.src.rpm - but without success, I get an error:-

group adminv270 does not exist

Using other drivers from Yast doesn’t seem to work.

Or Pixma iP2500 as that is it’s actually name:FIM:

have a read at this post

Strange printer driver error - openSUSE Forums

lornix felt the error was installing the source code rpm;

if you go to the canon asia site,

IJ Printer Driver Ver. 2.70 for Linux (rpm Common package)

you can download cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm and it should go fine;

you will need to remove the src file using YaST, if that was how you installed it;

let us know how you get along

Many thanks - there is progress.

However, I’m now stuck at:

linux-r2sm:/home/kxx/Downloads # /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p IP2500 -m canonip2500.ppd -v cnij_usb:/dev/usb/lp0 -E

lpadmin: Bad device-uri “cnij_usb:/dev/usb/lp0”!

/dev/usb/lp0 exists so I am not sure why it is wrong.

No idea why the edit button keeps disappearing…

After a reboot, the /dev/usb/lp0 folder disappeared. Is that significant?

once you get into this territory, (“bad device”), you are in the wilderness;

if you would like to get your printer working, I would recommend you go to turboprint

ZEDOnet | TurboPrint Linux | Printer driver for Linux

and download their programme; it will drive your ip2500 quickly and well; we have used it for three years for our two canon printers, before canon started to offer drivers for its newer printers;it works very well all the time;

you will have to spend the cost of two linux magazines at a newsagent’s; but these folks have been doing printer drivers for over twenty years; they started on the Amiga computers

for suse, they offer rpms;

you install on a command line; having enter your root password;

rpm -Uvh *.rpm

where the * reflects the name you want to install

Many thanks for that link - a very effective piece of software!

so you have got it installed, and working well?