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Old 24th April 2009
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Thumbs down FBSD 7.1 and Canon LBP-660 Printer (Linux Drivers?)

Hi! im trying to setup an old Canon to work with Bsd. However this is a "Windows" printer or so i have read now.

I tried GDI driver (with apsfilter but nogo) Then i found a Linux driver but i cannot compile it.

http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...=Canon-LBP-660

http://www.boichat.ch/nicolas/lbp660/

Code:
bsdkone# make
gcc  -O2 -s lbp660.c -o lbp660
lbp660.c:25:47: error: sys/io.h: No such file or directory
lbp660.c: In function 'get_bitmap':
lbp660.c:162: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'memset'
lbp660.c: In function 'errorexit':
lbp660.c:410: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'exit'
lbp660.c: In function 'main':
lbp660.c:949: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'strcpy'
*** Error code 1

Stop in /kakkonen/leffat/canoni660/lbp660-0.3.1.
bsdkone#
Can i somehow make that linux driver work or what should i do.

Code:
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/9 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
ppbus0: [ITHREAD]
ppbus0: IEEE1284 device found /NIBBLE/ECP/ECP_RLE
Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0:
ppbus0: <Canon LBP-660  /1010.11> PRINTER RASTER
I also get that in boot.

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I vaguely recall a thread answering on the freebsd-questions list
within the last several months. (for a windows-biosed printer).
I could be mistaken.
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Can´t find anything.
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The canon LBP-x printers are horrendous pieces of junk. The fact that they require bi-directional communication with the port means that they cannot work with simple print spoolers.
You would need to port that code to BSD, and as you are stumped by a simple .sys file not found, I suggest that you, at the moment, lack the skills to do so. (I also lack the skills, and as, if I had such a printer, I'd rip it apart for stepping motors, gearing and bearings etc., I also lack the motivation)
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Yeah, i noticed this too. Well i never buy Canon products. In fact this was a Printer which i found going to trash and picked it up, it was a mistake i see.

This doesn´t work in WinXP anymore either because some update of Win. :-/
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I Guess theres no way to try those Linux drivers either.
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I Guess theres no way to try those Linux drivers either.
No, of course not. They are written for different kernel.
I never understood why people look for complicated software solutions for their hardware problems. You have a hardware problem (non-working printer) which should be solved by getting working printer. In U.S. entry level monochrome laser printer which does speak PostScript can be found for $70 (Lexmark 120n). That is less than 50 Euros. You can get really good work group monochrome laser printer for $100-120 and for $30 extra ($150) you may get color laser (it would have to be open box item of course) which does speak PostScript.

I just never understood people who get those "cheap" inkjet printers which cost fortune if you really use them for printing.

By the way if you must get inkjets I really like HP OfficeJet in particular older like R65 or R80 which are very cheap to operate and rock solid. They have HUGE cartridges which cost only $10 to refill in U.S. (Walgreens). For photos I like Epson inkjets but you will need to mortgage your house to buy ink for them.
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Thanks for this, As i said i just found this and wanted to try to get it work. Like in learning things etc, well i learned a thing or two about FreeBsd printing on the way although i didnt get it working. Dont have any printing needs atm. Ill put this piece of junk where it came from and thats that. Thanks for everybody answering.
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