Printer drivers

Is there a new listing of drivers for 11.1?. My ip1500 is no longer compatible and I would like to change to one of the Canon lower cost mp series.:open_mouth:

Canon seem to offer linux drivers for all their new printers and MF printer combos;

try this website


and see if the MF printers in your shops are listed here;

it is easiest to install Canon drivers, if you have 32bit Suse

also have a look on the OpenSuse list

HCL/Printers - openSUSE

I have the same printer - Cannon Pixma IP 1500.
Cannon have a driver for this printer but that’s for some older suse version. I’ve spent so much time to figure out the hacks for this driver - without any success. My printer is functioning with the Turboprint drivers - with the 30 day trial version - I hope that after this 30 days It’ll be still usable with limited functions, like in the older versions of Turboprint. Anyway, I’ll report back.

Thanks, I shall try it and await with bated breath for your update!

On Sat August 22 2009 11:46 am, johmidl wrote:

> Thanks, I shall try it and await with bated breath for your update!
> :wink:

While your waiting check this site:
It looks like Gutenprint works for this printer. You could also try the Canon
drivers. See:

If you are running x86_64, there is an additional step to get the Canon
drivers to work. If this applies to you please repost for this step.

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

I have looked at Turboprint, but it appears to be available for 10.3 only, requiring GTK2+, which is missing from 11.1 :stuck_out_tongue:

I have an ip2500 and an ip3300 connected to 11.1 Kde 4.3 using the original drivers I got from Canon, about 2 years ago. I have been using these same drivers from 10.3 through to 11.1. I cannot get the ink monitor to work, though I am not too stressed about that, and I probably could if I put some effort into it. If the driver for the ip1500 are from the same series I cannot see why they wouldn’t work. Mine are the 2.70-1.i386 series. I had to load libxml-1.8.17-11.i386, which Yast complained was downgraded, but it loaded fine and allowed me to install the drivers, both printers work fine. It is a shame that, having actually supplied good drivers, Canon do not seem to want to update them, not that I am complaining too much I am just happy to get the printers working.

I’ve just installed it. No problems at all.

To all who helped, thanks a lot; problem solved. :wink: