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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Has anyone tried this with PIXMA MX350 on Ubuntu 10.10.

    I have tried with the drivers from canon but receiving the same error as stated in this thread. Can I apply the same logic here with this driver and version of Ubuntu.

    Many thanks
    PS newbie to Ubuntu - tried other Linux distros but find Ubuntu the easiest to follow.

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 21sdstny View Post
    Has anyone tried this with PIXMA MX350 on Ubuntu 10.10.

    I have tried with the drivers from canon but receiving the same error as stated in this thread. Can I apply the same logic here with this driver and version of Ubuntu.

    Many thanks
    PS newbie to Ubuntu - tried other Linux distros but find Ubuntu the easiest to follow.
    See my previous post. I imagine the same will apply on 10.10.

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Thanks for the driver installation info! I did the 32-bit install for my Canon MX870, but like someone else in this thread, I had to make the modification to the install.sh to prevent it from detecting rpm on my system to avoid the error message:
    An error occurred. The package management system cannot be identified.
    After that install was smooth and printing is great. I haven't gotten to the scanner part yet but it looks like I'll have to connect direct to USB for that.

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by IceDoE View Post
    However, I still can't seem to use the scanner wirelessly. Simple scan at least can't detect a scanner, but I'm not sure its setup to look for a network one.
    I'm having the same problem. The driver install instructions worked like a charm (THANKS!) and I can print wirelessly fine, but no love on the scanning. Did anybody ever find a solution to this (that doesn't involve shuttling an SD card between the scanner and computer?)

    Thanks in advance. I don't know what I'd do without the "community".

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by thewump View Post
    This took a while and I didn't find the information elsewhere, so thought I'd throw the information here in case anyone else is looking for it!

    Firstly, get the 32 bit drivers from Asia:

    http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/con...100272302.html

    Download is at the bottom of that page.

    After you download it, untar the file and get into the directory that it creates

    Code:
    tar -xvf cnij*
    cd cnij*
    Now.. if you have a 32 bit / i386 system you are good to go!

    Code:
    ./install.sh
    and follow your nose.

    If you are using 64 bit though it's more tricky. The 32 bit deb file itself works fine on 64bit machines, but the stuff in the install script does all the hard work of actually getting the printer set up, so the thing to do is hack the install.sh file to force it to ignore the architecture.

    open the file with your favorite editor and find the block:

    Code:
            ## rpm and deb are error, or rpm and deb are no error, is error ##
            if [ $c_system_rpm = 0 -a $c_system_deb = 0 ] || [ $c_system_rpm != 0 -a $c_system_deb != 0 ]; then
                   printf "$L_INST_COM_01_02"
                   return $C_ERR_CODE
            else
                   if test $c_system_rpm -eq 0; then
                           C_system="rpm"
                   else
                            C_system="deb"
                   fi
            fi
    and comment out the logic so all that is left is C_system="deb"

    Code:
            ## rpm and deb are error, or rpm and deb are no error, is error ##
            #if [ $c_system_rpm = 0 -a $c_system_deb = 0 ] || [ $c_system_rpm != 0 -a $c_system_deb != 0 ]; then
            #       printf "$L_INST_COM_01_02"
            #       return $C_ERR_CODE
            #else
            #       if test $c_system_rpm -eq 0; then
            #               C_system="rpm"
            #       else
                            C_system="deb"
            #       fi
            #fi
    Now search for:

    Code:
    C_FUNC_show_and_exec "sudo dpkg -iG $c_fpath_pkg_name"
    and change it to

    Code:
    C_FUNC_show_and_exec "sudo dpkg --force-architecture -iG $c_fpath_pkg_name"
    to force it to ignore the architecture..

    You're done!

    Run with

    Code:
    ./install
    K
    I have an 32 bit system and got the 32 bit drivers from Asia. Thanks! your advice (quoted in this response) worked great for my Cannon MX870 for printing. However, I am unable to get the scanner working. Is this driver only for printing?

    I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and connected with an Ethernet cable to a Linksys wireless router. The wireless router is connected to the Cannon MX870 both by wireless and by an ethernet connection. The printer prints fine. But Simple scan returns a message "No scanners detected". I tried with Xsane and got "no devices available". Can anyone tell me if the driver I installed has scanner support or some way to get the scanner installed?
    Many thanks

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Can anyone tell me if the driver I installed has scanner support or some way to get the scanner installed?
    If you followed the instructions in post 1 then this is what you installed...
    MX870 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.30 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)
    Read earlier posts & look for link to download scangear.
    Linux Registered User #443947 Ubuntu Regestered User #12604

    Hakunamatata ...... No worries !

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Hi, when I make the required changes and run that script, I keep getting "bad for loop variable" errors. the for loop was in the format:

    Code:
    for (( i=0;i<$variable;i++))
    I changed this loop to a while loop in the format:

    Code:
    i=0
    while [ $i<$variable ]; do
      this
      i=`expr $i + 1`
    done
    in 3 places. This got rid of the for loop error, but I still can't get it the install to run correctly. It begins to execute install.sh like its going to work, then dies unexpectedly here:

    Code:
    #=========================================================#
    #  Connection Method
    #=========================================================#
     1) USB
     2) Network
    Select the connection method.[1]2
    
    Searching for printers...
    install.sh: 1683: Bad substitution
    Any idea why this could be happening? I'm VERY new to this, but I'm a veteran web developer. If whoever reads this needs to see the loops I editted, please let me know and I can provide them. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    Hi, I got the printer working by using the 'add a printer' GUI, but I'd still like to know why the install.sh script wasn't running out of curiosity.. Thanks guys.

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    About Simple Scan not finding the scanner: look in the GIMP. The Canon Scangear installs in the GIMP, when it was standard in 9.04.
    Please tell me if this works, if it does, I will install it in my new 64bit Ubuntu, since yesterday I found that it does not install due to the different platform.

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    Re: How To: Install Canon PIXMA MX870 drivers on i368 and 64bit ubuntu

    To use scanner once you've followed the instructions above to install it with this download:

    http://software.canon-europe.com/sof...683.asp?model=

    and this file:

    Code:
    scangearmp-mx870series-1.50-1-i386-deb.tar.gz
    Open the ScanGear program with:

    Code:
    alt + F2
    scangearmp
    or from the terminal:
    Code:
    scangearmp &
    It comes up first with "unable to find scanner," or something to that effect.
    Click "Update Scanner List" and it should find your mx870, networked or usb, if its on. You have to scan documents from the ScanGear application, at least on mine, it won't automatically work from the scanner.

    Let me know if this helps anyone.

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