Using the Canon LBP2900 with Snow Leopard

The Canon i-sensys LBP 2900 is a fantastic laser printer, but Canon doesn't offer a strong support for Linux and Mac OS X.

In this article I'll show you how to use the Canon LBP 2900 with Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) on a Mac mini.

If you want to install the driver on a Linux box with Ubuntu you can see this article.

The procedure is very simple:

  • download this zip file  from
  • open the Library/Printers/Canon folder
  • Rename the CAPT folder,  if it exists, in CAPT_OLD
  • Move the downloaded folder here
  • Reboot your Mac
  • Install the latest drivers for the Canon devices from
  • Reboot your Mac
  • Now try to use your printer

Please let me know if this procedure works fine on your mac (OS version and Mac model)


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18 thoughts on “Using the Canon LBP2900 with Snow Leopard

  1. i tried to to all this but failed
    …it did not add the driver.
    then i went and checked the folder and saw that the 2900 file is a document whereas the other models show as unix executable that the problem
    pls helllllllllp

  2. Unfortunately the "latest driver" link in OP's post goes to a 2008 driver which was last updated in 2008. I downloaded it, but the disc image won't open on my computer (a MacBook Pro running 10.6.4). Instead I get an error message "not recognised".
    Any suggestions?

  3. I don't know what is the problem, I'll try to download the driver as soon as possible, to see if it works again.

    Please try to download it again. Maybe there was a data corruption.

  4. I've just downloaded the driver, and I 've opened it with PowerISO on Windows Vista without any problems.

    I can only reccomend to do a new download.

  5. Thank you very much!!!

    It WORKED on Mac OS X 10.6.6, MacBook Pro.
    One note here, it just happened to me that I had the CANON_CAPT_V170_EN.dmg already installed prior finding your instructions and decided to download the, put the CAPT folder in the library, reboot and test… and I do print now!

  6. Hi – the file isn't available now from – do you have a copy or an alternative download link please? & does this file have a number of supported capt printers please?


  7. Hi, i can't download the file. I clicked the link but it says document not found. Where else can i download the file?

  8. I downloaded both files and rebooted my mac but still can't see Canon LBP2900 in the list of printers when i want to print. Could you tell me what i am missing?

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