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    Canon Pixma MG2120

    I just purchased a Canon Pixma mg2120 printer and I cant get it to work. It will print with black ink only. Ive tried to find drivers but havent had any luck. My version of ubuntu is 12.04. any help would be great!!! thanks

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    Check this site for the correct Canon drivers: https://sites.google.com/site/tipsan.../canon-drivers.

    Canon is not fully supported by Linux out-of-the-box, but Canon does make Linux drivers. This driver you need to install to get your Canon hardware working.

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    You can get the open source canon drivers (for some printers) from a ppa..

    https://launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/...filter=precise

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    Thanks for the responses. GeForce I tried your suggestions and nothing was able to help me. Bicyclerboy, ill have to try that out later when I get home. Its odd it prints black but no color. Thanks guys. Anyone else have any thoughts please let me hear them.

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    @recycledhippy

    At the bottom you see the same ppa. Follow the insrtructions given on that webpage i gave you. It should work!

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    and if adding the ppa doesn't work for you;

    you go to the Canon Asia website;

    and download the debian package that Canon provide for the MG2120

    MG2100 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.60 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)

    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/c...100392602.html

    Keep the printer turned off

    it comes down as a .tar.gz file

    cnijfilter-mg2100series-3.60-1-deb.tar.gz

    .....open a terminal..........

    the commands that you can copy and paste into the terminal are

    cd Downloads
    ....hit enter key (after each pasted command)

    tar -zxvf cnijfilter-mg2100series-3.60-1-deb.tar.gz
    cd cnijfilter-mg2100series-3.60-1-deb
    ./install.sh
    .........the programme will interact with you; ask you to turn printer on;

    I installed one of these a month ago; it went very smoothly

    __________________________________________________ _______________

    for running the scanner, you need

    MG2100 series ScanGear MP Ver. 1.80 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)

    from here

    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/c...100392902.html

    it comes also as a .tar.gz file

    scangearmp-mg2100series-1.80-1-deb.tar.gz

    I would suggest having done the above you issue the following commands

    cd
    cd Downloads
    tar -zxvf scangearmp-mg2100series-1.80-1-deb.tar.gz
    cd scangearmp-mg2100series-1.80-1-deb
    ./install.sh
    ............once installed issue the command

    scangearmp
    and the programme opens......

    .....let us know how it all goes......

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120

    Hi Sean; I think it was me helping recycledhippy: .......if you are happy where you are, use the computer to get more fluent; ........as we say..........linux is for adults...........

    you say scangearmp worked well for you;

    ........but ..........

    but with the scanner I don't know where my laptop put the practice page that I did.
    I enclose a thumbnail of what happens when I go to run scangearmp on my computer

    ........it insists I tell it what folder I want it to be saved in.........so if you have forgotten that.............. if you use the SEARCH function in your list of programmes and search on what you might have called the file.............

    ........ would that be an Eire name by any chance? The reason I ask is many places have LUGs........Linux User Groups..............packed full of friendly, helpful........abeit slightly obsessional..........linux enthusiasts........if you go along to one of those, you would get help if........at some stage.....you wanted to add a new version of ubuntu......

    see here

    http://www.linux.ie/articles/inthene...?style=printer

    good luck
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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120

    Thanks for the info I have tried to find groups here in Orange County Cali but I get directed to the San Francisco area and not here in southern ca.

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