Package Details: cndrvcups-lb 3.40-1

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Package Base: cndrvcups-lb
Description: Canon UFR II /LIPSLX Printer Driver build from source for LBP, iR & MF printers
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Keywords: Canon Printer
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: cndrvcups-lb-bin, cndrvcups-lb-cpca
Submitter: Lone_Wolf
Maintainer: Lone_Wolf
Last Packager: Lone_Wolf
Votes: 74
Popularity: 0.164063
First Submitted: 2012-04-22 13:50
Last Updated: 2017-07-30 18:46

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Lone_Wolf commented on 2016-02-24 20:33

i'm not surprised pacaur (and likely any aur helper) has problems building this.

The reason for the versioned dependency on cndrvcups-common-lb is that a cndrvcups-lb version ONLY works with 1 specific cndrvcups-common-lb version .

The correct way to build them goes like this :

build new cndrvcups-common-lb
remove old cndrvcups-lb version (if present on system)
install new cndrcups-common-lb
build & install new cndrvcups-lb version

Easiest way to build this with pacaur : use 2 commands like this :
pacaur -S cndrvcups-common-lb
pacaur -S cndrvcups-lb

Latest Comments

axanar commented on 2017-12-13 14:00

@NPL thx for trying to help. I almost gave up printing and then problem was resolved by system update and remaking printer in CUPS web interface with PCL driver and ipp...

johnnybegood commented on 2017-12-01 10:10

If you have problems with UFRII driver because of the latest gcc updates (as it's already been discussed in this thread), using CQue driver with PCL should be fine as long as you have sicgsfilter installed (as you do).

What I do when I use the PCL driver from CQue is that I look for the ppd file in the folder and I choose the option to add ppd file directly from that folder. I don't think you should have any problems by doing this. The driver is in: (64-bit)&language=EN

If you unzip it and open the ppd folder, you will find your model.

giostark commented on 2017-11-29 11:46

@johnnybegood :-)
I had a look here : Differences in Operation with UFR II, PCL, PS, and Direct Print Printers
In the drivers list (3 for 3025Ne) the first was UFRII the other 2 are PCL, and I tried that one as first but it didnt work at all. (printed just few lines of strange characters even without the *** if you can read this...*** message)
I tried also all the rest and no one drivers print without that file.
Yep :-) Without cups and the canon drivers and sicgsfilter nothing work.

johnnybegood commented on 2017-11-25 19:43

As far as my knowledge goes, sicgsfilter has nothing to do with UFRII driver. It's a binary filter used by CQue driver, without which you cannot print. CQue is used to print in PCL5, PCL6 (PXL) and PostScript languages while UFRII uses a native language designed for Canon printers.

DoXer commented on 2017-11-18 18:53

Because giostark's link is broken...The full link is:

Lone_Wolf commented on 2017-11-17 23:25

interesting find, giostark .

For some printers canon provides a cque driver that's supposed to work with cups & foomatic . sicgsfilter is included in that driver .

afaik there's no archlinux package for cque, when i looked into it a few months ago it seemed to be intended for manual installation by a user and not suited for a systemwide install.
Are you sure cups is using the cndrvcups-lb driver to connect with your printer and not the cque driver ?

giostark commented on 2017-11-17 21:49

This is just a communication about how i managed to solve this damn trick. To connect and make work this imageRUNNER 3025 network printer.
Why i post? Im a noob and I wasted so much time because the message of error printed was misleading.

Arch last -Syu. On Plasma desktop.
Cups wiki applied for service , user group and permissions, ecc ecc

How to reproduce the problem:
1)Install from aur ("cndrvcups-lb") or by hand (ppd from Canon site) the printer manufacturer drivers for the iR series (and model)
2)Configure the network printer.
3)Try to print receiving this message on every self test printed. None other sheet was printed:

*** if you can read this you are using the wrong driver for your printer ***

This make you think the error is in the drivers it self. Damn not at all.
In the printer queue the error that appear is "filter failed". This make me think something must be investigated:

# tail /var/log/cups/error_log
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] /bin/bash: sicgsfilter: command not found
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] renderer exited with status 127
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] Kid3 exit status: 1
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] PID 1275 (/usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip) stopped with status 9.
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel to "debug" to find out more.
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] PID 1276 (/usr/lib/cups/backend/socket) exited with no errors.
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] End of messages
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] printer-state=3(idle)
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] printer-state-message="Filter failed"
D [17/Nov/2017:16:54:28 +0100] [Job 53] printer-state-reasons=none

Fine ,where damn i found this "sicgsfilter"?
"$ sicgsfilter-2.0.6-1.slc6.x86_64.rpm"
Copied the sicgsfilter executable in /usr/local/bin .
Linked in /bin with :
"$ ln -s /usr/local/bin/sicgsfilter /bin"

The main drivers need this executable for work but is missing.

Now the damn printer print what i send to it.

NPL commented on 2017-11-12 14:07

@axanar, I didn't see your message. Sorry. Did you resolve your problem ?

Maybe you have to delete all the dependencies with yaourt --remove :

Then try to upgrade your system : yaourt -Syuu

After that, you have to downgrade lib32-glibc package : pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/glibc-2.25-7-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

And at the end you can restart cupsd : sudo systemctl restart org.cups.cupsd.service

axanar commented on 2017-10-30 09:18

@NPL I updated all the packages and then downgraded lib32-glibc to 2.25-7, restarted but i have same problem. I tried reinstalling drivers and making new printer but no luck... What am i missing? I really want this to work :-/

NPL commented on 2017-10-29 15:03

Lone_Wolf, I try to update all the packages, then I was not able to print.

So I downgraded only lib32-glibc to 2.25-7 version and printing works again. That's a good thing ! Hope to see an updade from Canon very soon

If people want it, the lib32-glibc package is here

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