Canon PIXMA TS3151 paper size not being saved

I have a Canon PIXMA TS3151 wireless printer. It detects as a discovered network printer. Each time I set the paper size from Letter to A4 and apply and OK, the setting is lost. Each time I try a print test page, the printer gives a paper size error (E59). The paper size setting on the printer is on A4. I had it working on a previous Manjaro install and the printed page report showed it properly.

I have followed the Printing - Manjaro page to the letter and it says the printer options are saved upon Apply.

I found this PPD file in Arch Wiki Arch Linux - foomatic-db-gutenprint-ppds 5.3.4-1 (x86_64) but I can’t find any instructions for using foomatic. All I want is to set media limits to 8.26 x 11.69 inches, which is A4 and I am sure it will complete the print, since it is definitely communicating.

Here is the CUPS printer details:

Description: Canon TS3100 series
Driver: Canon PIXMA TS3150 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4 Simplified (color)
Connection: dnssd://Canon%20TS3100%20series._ipp._tcp.local/?uuid=00000000-0000-1000-8000-00182791ccf1
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=na_letter_8.5x11in sides=one-sided

Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.22.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.87.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.13.19-2-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
Memory: 3,8 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 5500

Could be a group permission thing.
Ate you member of the group lp?
Do you use CUPS as root?

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Yes, I was already part of lp group. But I found the solution :laughing:


Removed the printer in Manjaro printer configuration. Went to http://localhost/631/ and CUPS discovered the exact model. Once I set the default paper size to A4, it appeared in Manjaro with paper size set correctly.

Description: Canon TS3100 series
Location: Downstairs
Driver: Canon TS3100 series - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.3.4 (color)
Connection: socket://
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=one-sided