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Old 27th July 2012, 02:48 AM
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Fedora 17 Printing fails after upgrade from F16

Fedora 17 (yum updated all packages asof 3 hours ago).
Printer Model: Canon MX870 series Ver.3.30
URI: lpd://cupid.local/PASSTHRU

Printer error (shown in printer status field): Idle - /usr/lib/cups/backend/lpd failed

Tried printing from firefox, gedit, lp (commandline) - all fail in the same manner. Tried rebooting, tried re-adding printer.

Enabled debug tracing and tried printing a firefox web page: CUPS err_log: http://www.k1gto.com/temp/error_log

Before upgrading to Fedora 17 I was on Fedora 16, and the printer was working great.
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Old 29th July 2012, 03:38 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 Printing fails after upgrade from F16

The "printerReasons" section seems to have something to say, although the cause is unclear:

d [28/Jul/2012:22:13:53 -0400] cupsdSetPrinterReasons(p=0x7f9979343bb0(Canon-PIXMA-MX870),s="

---------- Post added at 10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:22 PM ----------

Got it!

Here are my steps
* Download the 386 print driver from Canon (even though I'm running 64-bit Fedora 17).
* Extract it, then extract the tar.gz files that have rpm in the name.
* Then manually install the rpms and let them pull in the non-64-bit RPMs (in my case there were over 50 packages).
# yum localinstall ./packages/cnijfilter-mx870series-3.30-1.i386.rpm ./packages/cnijfilter-common-3.30-1.i386.rpm
* Delete and re-add the printer.
* When adding, use the cnijnet:// network interface (it automatically showed up in the list). In my case: cnijnet:/00-1E-8F-97-33-37

* Priting if still flakey but It's getting better. For example it prints the job, then the print driver changes status from enabled to disabled. When I re-enable it, it prints one job then re-pauses itself.

At this time it will print a job but at the end, the printer disables itself and the job remains in the queue (even though the job printed successfully).

Last edited by k1gto; 29th July 2012 at 03:47 AM.
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Old 31st July 2012, 06:04 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 Printing fails after upgrade from F16

Download the two 64bit files (cnijfilter-mg5200series-3.40-1-rpm). Unpack and install the packages (rpm -ivh <package>) and then go into the file folders to look for the "canonmg5200.ppd" file.
1. Add new printer - at "Enter URI" enter your printer's mac address...in k1gto case above is 'cnijnet:/00-1E-8F-97-33-37'
2. When it asks for a .ppd file goto and select the "canonmg5200.ppd" within the canon cnijfilter downloaded packages.
3. Run a test page and printer state should start printing.

This worked for me finally! Thanks k1gto for your comments! Whoo hoo!
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