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[SOLVED] Getting my Dell D430 and Canon i70 to work (with solution)

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello Ubuntu community! I've found a solution to getting my Dell Latitude D430 laptop and Canon i70 printer working. I was going to reply to this forum post (but it's in an archive): http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=458260 Another lead I got from this guy also recommends getting a commercial solution called TurboPrint: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...73&postcount=9 I'm using Linux Mint: Code: elbbit@dell ~ $ uname -a Linux dell 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux elbbit@dell ~ $ cat /etc/issue Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition \n \l elbbit@dell ~ $ What I have ended up doing is this: - turn laptop on - turn printer on - connect the USB cable from laptop to printer - Ubuntu shows an icon... some disc activity occurs... moments later a screen appears asking for driver information - select the option for "Select a driver from database" - in the list choose "Canon" and press "Forward" - in the list on the left, choose "i450" and continue - when asked for test page, you can say yes, but mine came out all messed up - get into the Printer Configuration screen, and right click your printer to select the "Properties" - on the left, choose "Printer Options" - on the right, change "Resolution" to "600 DPI" - press "OK" and close all printer related screens. You can now print your pages from OpenOffice or other program! Mine works very well with the exception I appear to have gained 5mm margin at the bottom - which I can happily live with! Karma to the developers and thanks for enabling me to enjoy free software! elbbit (Hardware)