Canon LBP6000 does not print in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit)

Save yourself the trouble and do not buy a Canon LBP6000 laser printer!
It will not run under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Panglion" (32-/64-bit).

Just a quick notice on a printer I recently bought totally confident with my previous excellent Ubuntu printer support experience. Previous laser printers I had like two of the Brother HL line (HL-2030 and HL-2070N) worked out-of-the-box. Not so with the LBP6000.

I spent several hours trying every trick I found on the web. There is quite a number of users struggling with this printer. My conclusion after a weekend of try and constant error is that the LBP6000 does not print under Ubuntu 12.04. I tried both 32- and 64-bit Ubuntus. Basically I’m presented with the problem presented here. It apparently installs flawlessly, however refuses to print a page.

It seems though, as if the printer was working on previous Ubuntu versions, but not on todays most recent LTS version (october 2012).

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One Response to Canon LBP6000 does not print in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit)

  1. nacho says:

    Operates as follows:
    Install gs-esp_8.71.dfsg.2-0ubuntu7_all.deb
    Then download raducotescu-CanonCAPTdriver-release-2.4-0-gc8ea9f9
    Unpack and install
    sudo. / LBP6000

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