Printer Driver

Printer Information

Large black and white printer in NEB: Canon ir5000-6000 PL6      Port:     Pass-wrq 1712435
Color printer: Xerox Phraser 8550

To setup Canon ir5000-6000 PL6 driver on ubuntu

Setting up Canon ir5000-6000 printer on Ubuntu

Our office printer is a Canon ir5000-6000 netwroked copier/printer. A workable duplexing black and white printer. To set it up with Ubuntu you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download the Canon drivers from the Canon Europe (Linux does not exist in America, really).
  2. Expand the zip file and from it expand the file sq92LNX2.2E.tgz
  3. From the System menu, open the Administration menu and select Printing.
  4. Enter the su password.
  5. Double-click the ‘New Printer’ icon and a dialog box will open.
  6. Select the ‘Network Printer’ option and then ‘HP JetDirect’ from the drop-down menu next to it.
  7. Enter the IP address of the printer and click ‘Forward’.
  8. Now, click the ‘Install Driver’ button and in the file selection window, go to the folder in which you extracted the drivers in step 2, open the ‘ppd’ folder, and then select the file cnir50e1.ppd.
  9. The printer selection window will switch to list Canon printer. Scroll down and select the Canon ir5000-6000 printer.
  10. Optionally give the printer a name and description and click ‘Apply’.

You should now be good to go.

Note: Make sure that you switch the printer’s paper selection, if you are in the US, to use ‘Letter’ paper size instead of the European ‘A4′ paper size.

      SQue 10.3.0 UNIX driver (X11 Motif)  here  extract select cnir50s1.ppd 
To print two sided, in Page Setup -> Two Sided -> Long Edged (Standard)