of course i am talking the kwick and dirty way
drivers can be found here 
found this on linuxprinting.org
Grant Taylor Till Kamppeter Alejandro Lamas azeta at glug.es Thu Nov 25 14:55:19 EST 2004 * Previous message: [lp.canon] Canon i250 on Debian Linux * Next message: [lp.canon] Re: Canon i250 on Debian Linux * Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] In article <cnvt0p$590$1 at poblano.linuxprinting.org>, abu.paillard at laposte.net (Abu Paillard) writes: > > hello, > > was anyone able to use a Canon i250 with Debian Linux? > > I found these ominous linux drivers on Canon's european download page, but they > didn't work. I had to generate .deb packages from the .rpm packages by using > alien, then I was able to install them, but my printer never reacts when I try > to print. > > The drivers are compiled for Red Hat Linux 9 and perhaps there are some > different path / file names in Debian. > > Please drop me a line if you have a hint. Hello. Thanks for show me the drivers location. I've installed the bjfiltercups-2.3-0.i386.rpm and bjfilteri250-2.3-0.i386.rpm after generate the debs with alien like you. bjfilteri250_2.3-1_i386.deb bjfiltercups_2.3-1_i386.deb But after this, I had to install: libxml1 libglade0 libpng2 because some libraries was missed (You can check it with ldd). Now the printer works fine in Debian sarge. :D
i just can say the printer works, but not that fine ;) it has still some problems to fetch / guess the right color. i will put it in here, if i find a solution.
... after a few tries i found out, that it is not the driver that is messing around with the colors, it is my printer: after printing some pages it was allmost ok,... i think it spent too much time in the corner.