Ubuntu – LBP1120 on Ubuntu 14.04


I have cannon LBP1120 with Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64). For previous versions of Ubuntu the guide:

How to make LBP-1120 Canon printer work?

worked flawlessly, but for this version the capstsui shows me:

Check the DevicePath of /etc/ccpd.conf

and accordingly printing does not work.

The ccpadmin gives me:

 CUPS_ConfigPath = /etc/cups/
 LOG Path        = None
 UI Port         = 59787

 Entry Num  : Spooler   : Backend   : FIFO path     : Device Path   : Status 
     [0]    : LBP1120   : ccp       : //localhost:59787     : /dev/usb/lp0     : 

Also I get the two numbers:

sudo /etc/init.d/ccpd status
/usr/sbin/ccpd: 9507 9506

And printer is connected:

ls -l  /dev/usb/lp0 
crw-rw---- 1 root lp 180, 0 May  2 09:36 /dev/usb/lp0

Best Answer

After numerous attempts I found a way to get my LBP1120 to work by using 32 bit driver instead of 64 bit one. Following: Can't get my Canon LBP printer to run under Ubuntu 14.04 my solution to the problem is as follows:

Installing the Linux capt driver

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install libstdc++6:i386 libxml2:i386 zlib1g:i386 libpopt0:i386
apt-get install cups

wget # I will fix soon but Linux_CAPT_PrinterDriver_V260_uk_EN.tar.gz

# Now the system is prepeared for 32 bit driver
dpkg -i Linux_CAPT_PrinterDriver_V260_uk_EN/32-bit_Driver/Debian/*.deb

Configuring LBP1120

lpadmin -p LBP1120 -m CNCUPSLBP1120CAPTK.ppd -v ccp://localhost:59687
lpadmin -p LBP1120 -E
ccpdadmin -p LBP1120 -o /dev/usb/lp0

# Not sure if works flawlwslly but this should start ccpd driver on boot
update-rc.d ccpd defaults

Now you should connect the printer and try to get two numbers of command:

/etc/init.d/ccpd status

by starting (from my experience I do this until it works) and stopping:

 /etc/init.d/ccpd stop
 /etc/init.d/ccpd start

Now if you have managed to get the two magical numbers then you are ready to open captstatusui with:

captstatusui -P LBP1120

and see if your printer shows that it is ready to print. If you at this point get the message:

Check the followings:
-Is the printer turned on?
-Is the cable correctly connected?

then try to detach other USB peripherals (for example Logitech K360 had interfered)