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    Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    Hi. I've recently bought a Canon Pixma MP640 printer, and I'm trying to install it in Karmic Koala. Have someone managed to install this printer with WiFi support?

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    Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    Canon recently released a printer driver for this printer:
    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/P...os&ca_os=Linux

    I've had mixed success with it. So far I can't get it to duplex and all attempts at colour printing seem to result in a blank sheet of paper being fed out.

    The driver appears to support network printing, but I tried various combinations with the cups-bjnp package also:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/cups-bjnp/

    For the scanner, the latest build of SANE seems to work fine. I got the latest tip, and built it according to the instructions on this blog:
    http://mp610.blogspot.com/

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    I just got the mp640 printing with Karmic (32 bit) over Wifi. Duplex and colour are fine here. Scangear is working the scanner too.
    I haven't had time to upgrade Sane yet.

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    Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    Hi. I have the exact same printer but am having problems setting it up. As I'm an ubuntu newbie could you post instructions for setting the printer up. Thanks.

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    Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    Could you post some instructions about how you managed to get it all working?

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    Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    I had the same problem with the mp640 printer.

    After a few months (now) I got it working.
    The solution was at http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Canon-Drucker.
    And at http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...on-PIXMA_MP640

    The solution for me was:
    Download the printer driver from http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100236602.html.

    I do not know how exactly I have done it, but i first installed a few packages:
    Open a terminal (Applications>Assesoires>Terminal)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libxml1 libglade0 libpng3 libtiff4
    And then the tricky part. (Is this tricky?)

    'cd' to the directory where you saved the files
    Code:
    cd Downloads
    (in my case)
    unpack the tar archive (replace the 'x' before the i386 with the actual number, 1 in my case):
    Code:
    tar zxvf cnijfilter-mp640series-3.20-x-i386-deb.tar.gz
    And install:
    Code:
    cd cnijfilter-mp640series-3.20-x-i386-deb
    sudo ./install.sh
    But this didn't work for me.
    So I installed the packages manually
    EDIT: I don't know if the --force architecture does harm, but I think not. The main part is (as far as i know) the ppd file (/usr/share/cups/model/canonmp640.ppd) and that is (i think) platform independent.
    I have a amd64 processor with ubuntu 64 bit, so very different from i386. I think it's save to do this.
    Code:
    cd packages
    sudo dpkg -i --force architecture ./cnijfilter-common_3.20-1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i --force architecture ./cnijfilter-mp640series_3.20-1_i386.deb
    EDIT: to install this driver in Ubuntu 11.04, the dependencies need to be removed (everything it needs seems to be installed).

    And then add the printer using the standard printer window (System>Administration>Printing or Systeem>Beheer>Afdrukken in dutch)
    Select New (Nieuw). Ubuntu will search for printers, but will likely not find the printer because it is a network printer.
    Select Networkprinter (Netwerkprinter) > I didn't find the English version of it, but likely anything like "Search for Network printer" (In dutch: Netwerkprinter zoeken)
    Fill in the ip-adress of the printer, click search and follow the instructions.
    The default values are likely the best, they worked for me.

    I have not set up the scanner, but I didn't need that (It's easier with the computer beside the printer/scanner).

    I hope this helps!

    And I am dutch, so there could be hundreds of misspells in this reply. This is also my first post at this forum.
    Last edited by avl555; April 16th, 2011 at 05:38 PM. Reason: ubuntu natty & spelling

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    Talking Re: Canon Pixma mp640 wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by avl555 View Post
    This German manual is really great!
    It appeared that the software for the MP640 can be downloaded on this site: http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/P...os&ca_os=Linux.

    Just like you said:

    1. Install some prerequisite packages, actually I installed libxml2 instead of libxml1.
      Code:
      sudo apt-get install libxml2 libglade0 libpng3 libtiff4
    2. Unpack the downloaded file
    3. Run the install script
      Code:
      cd cnijfilter-mp640series-3.20-x-i386-deb
      sudo ./install.sh


    How simple can it be! This works for me and during installation it even finds the printer on the network.

    Thanks for your reply.

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