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1. Install required packages

    1. Install alien with synaptic
    2. Install libxml1 with synaptic (required later on to run canon's bjcups application)

2. Download Driver

    1. open terminal
    2. cd to your preferred download directory
  • For ip1000:
$ wget
$ wget
$ wget

3. Convert .rpm to .deb

$ sudo alien bjfilter-common-2.50-2.i386.rpm
$ sudo alien bjfilter-pixmaip1000-2.50-2.i386.rpm
$ sudo alien bjfilter-pixmaip1000-lprng-2.50-2.i386.rpm

4. Install

$ sudo dpkg -i <names of the 3 generated deb files>

5.Edit .ppd file

To allow printing quality options to be accessed through cups' printer properties you must edit as root the printer's ppd file.(This applies only to the ip1000)

$ sudo gedit /usr/share/cups/model/canonpixmaip1000.ppd

Add these lines:

*OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne
*DefaultCNQuality: 3
*CNQuality 2/High: "2"
*CNQuality 3/Normal: "3"
*CNQuality 4/Standard: "4"
*CNQuality 5/Economy: "5"
*CloseUI: *CNQuality

You can also replace these lines:

*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 600
*Resolution 600/600 dpi: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution
*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 600
*Resolution 600/600 dpi: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 1200/1200 dpi: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400/2400 dpi: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

Save the file

6. Fix libs

$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
$sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

7. Restart Cups

$ sudo killall cupsd
$ sudo cupsd

8. Setup Printer

-System>Administration>Printing>New Printer
-Choose Local or network printer and specify port or url, respectively
Model> PIXMA IP1000
(if you can't find your printer choose:install driver>choose the ppd
file you edited, reboot and try again to setup printer)

9. Test
Right Click on printer> properties>print test page

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