By user12625760 on Apr 08, 2005
Got a new printer for the home PC. Finally went for a Canon Pixma iP4000 bringing an end to my relationship with Epson which seemed to involve large amounts of cash from me in return for printer cartridges and rapidly deteriorating print quality. Just for the record the Epson Stylus C70 worked well for many years and my only complaint is that I felt like I was Epson's cash cow so when it started to play up Epson were at a disadvantage during product selection. HP did not figure on the list. Canon won mainly as no one I spoke to had a bad word to say about them and that I find the IXUS 500 camera is excellent. So am hopeful that the printer will be of the same high standard.
It all connected up and worked fine on the PC but when I added it to the Qube for some reason the print queue would not come online until I stopped the printer server and restarted it, all from the web interface.
My remaining problem is that there does not seem to be a driver for this printer model for any thing other than windoze, despite the documentation saying there is one for Mac OS X. So if anyone has a driver for the above that will work with cups or gimp or the native Solaris print system on Solaris 10 please let me know.