Omni Drivers for a Canon Printer

Ned Harrison ned.woody at
Sun Sep 19 10:39:54 PDT 2004

Thank you very much! I did not find Omni drivers though. However, I did 
find very detailed instructions on how to modify the default 
configuration for a Canon S800 printer that is using gimp-print drivers 
that makes an Canon S520 run. So I decided to give it a shot.

I found in the Gimp-print drivers in my Ports so installed them. Then 
got the Cups up and running. The test print was so much better than what 
my omni drivers with a Canon S8500 can do on the Linux side that I went 
over to the Linux side and changed them as well.

Gerard Seibert wrote:

>On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:47:51 -0500 Ned Harrison <ned.woody at>
>|>Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2004 09:47:51 -0500
>|>From: Ned Harrison <ned.woody at>
>|>Subject: Omni Drivers for a Canon Printer
>|>To: freebsd-questions at
>|>Message-ID: <41446197.20301 at>
>|>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>|>I dual boot FreeBSD 5.2.1 with Redhat Linux 9.   I am trying to set up 
>|>my printer which is a Canon S520 to print on the FreeBSD side.  
>|>Running apsfilter SETUP I can get the printer to respond but the quality 
>|>of the test prints have been poor.  On my Linux side, however, the 
>|>printer runs fine using one of the Cannon BJP printers and a Omni print 
>|>When I ran apsfilter SETUP in FreeBSD I found the same printer but I 
>|>don't have the Omni drivers installed.  I've searched through my 
>|>installation disks and looked through the ports but did not find any 
>|>reference to Omni drivers. 
>|>Where would I find these drivers?  Are they in the Ports under a 
>|>different name?  Or should I just break down and buy a new printer?  If 
>|>there is another way to get this printer up an running, I'm willing to 
>|>give it a try.
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>Monday, September 13, 2004 5:42:12 AM
>I do not know if this will be of any help or not, but you might want to
>check it out. This is the URL where I located a driver for my Canon S630
>< >
>Good Luck!
>Gerard Seibert
>gerard-seibert at
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