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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

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    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 help!!!!

    ive tried thee ppa but when i do an update for it I get a 404 problem and it dosent work.

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    PDC Thank you!!! that all seems to have worked! test page printed color an the scanning works also! Thank you so much everyone!

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    hi recycledhippy;

    delighted to hear all is good

    great that it is working for you: enjoy !

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    instead of typing

    scangearmp
    .......into a terminal each time, you can automate the process by creating a launcher.....that launches scangear

    from this thread

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=canon

    see post # 85

    and this thread

    http://linuxhelp.host.org/index.php?...create-desktop

    that tells you how to create a launcher in Ubuntu 12.04

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    Re: Canon Pixma MG2120 help!!!!

    recycledhippy, I used the commands for the canon mg2120 and they worked perfectly but with the scanner I don't know where my laptop put the practice page that I did. I use Ubuntu10.04 so if you can help me find it that would be great, also the community keeps on telling that I should upgrade to the newest version of Ubuntu like 12.04 or12.10 so I want to ask you should I? I'm completely happy with 10.04 I'm not that much of a computer geek I use it to surf the net and to write papers so is it necessary to upgrade if I'm happy and the fact that conical will still support it even though the community won't , am I correct with my logic? Oh and thank you so much for the help with my printer!!!

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