I am trying to install a Canon Pixma MP160 on my computer. I have been following the directions off of the Canon website(Asia or Australia). This is the first bit of instruction:
Installing the libxml package
Depending on the selected installation type, the package required to install the printer driver may not be installed.
You must install “libxml-1.8.17-xxx.i586.rpm” from the installation disk before installing the printer driver.
Depending on the selected language, correct DefaultLanguage.
Open /etc/cups/cupsd.conf with an editor and add the following line at the end:
Example: In the English environment:
Connecting the printer
Before installing the printer driver, connect the computer and the printer with a USB cable and turn on the printer.
Preparing the printer driver rpm
Before using the printer driver, you must install the “common package” and the “model-specific package.”
cnijfilter-common-2.70-x.i386.rpm -------- Common package
cnijfilter-mp160-2.70-x.i386.rpm -------- Model-specific package
Download the above .rpm files from the Canon Web site in advance.
(Where “2.70-x” in the above .rpm files is the version number.)
I found(on rpmfind.net) and installed libxml-1.8.17-480.47.i586.rpm
Then when I tried to run the common package it came up with a depedency error:
gtk+ is needed by cnijfilter-common-2.70-1.i386.rpm
Can anyone tell me what steps I need to take now? Thanks!!!
Then when I tried to run the common package it came up with a dependency error:
gtk+ is needed
I would suggest 2quick that you install gtk and gtk2
by opening YaST: do you know how to do that?
you will need your substitute user (su) root password ready;
and then go to software management;
and enter gtk in the available list;
if your system finds it, it should be in the main OSS repository;
if it does not show it as available, you need to backtrack to the main YaST menu;
select software repositories; and see that four are added: oldcpu recommends only four: two should be main OSS and non-OSS
let us know how you get along with this advice;
you should be on an excellent track with what you have done so far; you should be able to get your mp160 working; canon is “coming to the party” and supplying drivers for linux for newer printers; we need to praise them for that;
it might be a details, and completly off topic, but one say it’s not good to have both packman and vlc repo set up together.
I would suggest that you ged rid off vlc repo once you’ve install libdvdcss.
It’s a compatibility issue.
Unfortunately I have to bring up another question. It seems that the printer is no longer liking the setup. I deleted and re-added the printer and tried a various types of the drivers that it found. I can print out a test page, and then jump over to openoffice and print out a word document. Then I will try to print out a page from a .pdf file. Problem starts. It will not print the page, but will go into the que and sit there. Also it will now not print the openoffice document and neither will trying to print the test page from within Yast. I am a little stuck here.