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I spent a little time trying to figure out how to configure my new Canon i-SENSYS LBP6020B with my Debian/testing. Now I know, it won’t work ! I thought I should share the info…
I was fooled by the supposedly working drivers for 64-bit systems available on Canon’s official site. If you download the archive you will find both i386 and amd64 drivers but only the i386 version will print. Your printer will seem to work but will stay silent without any error message, even if you install the right way the amd64 driver.

For your information the following is the right way (at least a successful one on i386 -change the .deb package names) :

ls /dev/usb/ # gives lp0 if printer is on

as root :

mkdir /var/ccpd
mkfifo /var/ccpd/fifo0

dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.60-1_amd64.deb
dpkg -i cndrvcups-capt_2.60-1_amd64.deb

chmod 777 /var/ccpd/fifo0
chown -R lp:lp /var/ccpd

service cups stop
service cups start
service ccpd stop

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP6020B -m CNCUPSLBP6020CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E
/usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP6020B -o /dev/usb/lp0

/etc/init.d/ccpd start

Check http://localhost:631/ to see if everything is alright…

As I said, these operations will not be working with the amd64 drivers unless you hack your system doing things like what’s explained on this page :
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CanonCaptDrv190
Scroll down to : Known Issues/64-bit Systems… At this time, there is no way to install the i386 packages required on Debian/testing to follow these steps…
It’s a known 64-bit bug that doesn’t seem to bother Canon when asked about it…

So… My father will soon have a beautiful brand new Canon to print his Bridge stats… and I will not buy anything else from Canon because of their lack of consideration.

Edit, september 23rd : Just recieved a Dell B1165nfw and taking it out of the box took me longer than installing it… and getting it to work ! The 64-bit driver available on Dell’s site works like a charm…

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC’97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC’97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV250 [Mobility FireGL 9000] (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:01.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711EC1 SmartCardBus Controller (rev 20)
02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

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I must admit… I couldn’t get a usb key to boot and netinstall… I tried several tips found online… No can do… Shame on me… Hopefully, I still have an old usb cdrom drive! But no way to get the netinst.iso working either… It just wouldn’t mount the CD and find the packages… So I had to use the debian mini.iso. It is very light and installs from the internet after loading just a few basics things. No further troubleshooting from then on…

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

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For working reasons I had to buy this tiny computer… I like Dell because everything goes well when you install GNU/Linux. I didn’t need to do much in order to have the wifi working… Just apt-get install wifi-radar and add what’s necessary in the /etc/network/interfaces config file, as follows :

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
# Wifi
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp


It’s quite light and can easily be carried around… so the wifi must work properly! It’s quite a nice computer actually… The only downside would be its slight tendency to heat up… I must look into this even though it seems I’m not the only one concerned by this problem… For the time being I manage to keep the processors under 56°C by letting some air underneath it… Any thoughts?

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