I have installed my Canon LBP2900 I-SENSYS on my girlfriends Windows laptop, and shared the printer. I have previously https://firmit.wordpress.com/2008/04/10/canon-lbp2900-setup/ showed howto setup the printer via USB.

What you need is the ppd-file – which is available at Canon’s official site:


Download and extract, and install the two debian packages with

$ sudo dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_1.60-1_i386.deb cndrvcups-capt_1.60-1_i386.deb

Now, install printer via samba in cups or via your DE – Gnome has a GUI way of doing this, but cups works like a charm.


Add new printer -> Device: Windows printer via Samba

Device URI: smb://administrator/

This of course points to the Canon LBP2900 with shared name “canon” on administrator@ with no password. Worked from the word GO!