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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Quote Originally Posted by s031jd View Post

    1. Download the deb.tar.gz printer driver files to Downloads folder.
    2. Make new printer directory in the usr folder
    2a. $ sudo mkdir /usr/printer
    3. Copy deb.tar.gz printer files to /usr/printer folder
    3a. $ sudo cp ~/Downloads/cnijfilter-mg5200series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz /usr/printer/
    3b. $ sudo cp ~/Downloads/scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz /usr/printer/
    4. Unpack the tar.gz files
    4a. sudo tar -xzf cnijfilter-mg5200series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz
    4b. sudo tar -xzf scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz

    5. Install the .deb packages with code: dpkg -i <filename.deb>
    5a. cd cnijfilter-mg5200series-3.40-1-deb
    5a1. I am running 64 bit so I ran the amd64.deb packages
    5a2. sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_amd64.deb
    5a3. sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-mg5200series_3.40-1_amd64.deb
    5a4. **I had to run both drivers to print
    5a5. Go to Application Menu > Printing > and search for MG5200 printer

    5b. sudo dpkg -i scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb
    5b1. If dpkg does not work then go into the deb file
    5b2. cd dpkg -i scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb
    5b3. sudo sh install.sh
    5b4. scanner driver installed on my pc
    Thanks a lot- it worked. (Amazing, even printing in colour!!) As though I don't know why anyone is so crazy about doing everything via Terminal, couldn't you just as well run Nautilus / file browser as root, do the same and just click on the correct "deb" files after extracting. ?

    Another thing: How do deb files work, is it possible to delete them after installation? Will the contents be installed somewhere else or will the system still refer to them? (Eg. is their behaviour similiar to zip-/rar-/files?)

    [...] followed the procedure above but get

    "An error occurred. The package management system cannot be identified."
    Any ideas please.
    I got an error in the first place too, though I cant remember if it was the same. Everything worked after I first installed the correct cnijfilter-common-deb file (either amd64 for 64bit or i386 for 32bit system) afterwards the correct cnij-mg[...]series deb file (the second one needs the first one to be installed).

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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Did anyone try this?

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    Wink Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Quote Originally Posted by PapaGary View Post
    Did anyone try this?
    Thanks! Works perfectly for finding and connecting to the Pixma MG520

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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Got the printer working and scanning also with scangearmp.

    Has anyone gotten scanning to work with simple-scan? Doesn't detect the scanner.
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    Question Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Do all settings work for you? Using the genuine driver from Canon from the brilliant PPA mentioned earlier, setting options grayscale or duplex printing does not do anything! It always prints in color and single sided for some reason. So in fact, I do not have control over the options.

    Currently I'm still on 11.04. It seems like 12.04 has Gutenprint 5.2.8pre which has native support for this printer, so if I can't get that stuff working I will upgrade my dad's PC to that version and hope that works better than Canon's driver.
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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Quote Originally Posted by teHIngo View Post
    Do all settings work for you? Using the genuine driver from Canon from the brilliant PPA mentioned earlier, setting options grayscale or duplex printing does not do anything! It always prints in color and single sided for some reason. So in fact, I do not have control over the options.

    Currently I'm still on 11.04. It seems like 12.04 has Gutenprint 5.2.8pre which has native support for this printer, so if I can't get that stuff working I will upgrade my dad's PC to that version and hope that works better than Canon's driver.
    You can install gutenprint 5.2.8pre1 from source, it will go into /usr/local and not interfere with the system-installed gutenprint in /usr.

    Native is a bit too generous We have tried to give as much support for different modes and options, an ongoing task, but the maximum resolution is still only the same as the print-head hardware resolution, namely 600dpi: no weaving algorithm is yet applied (likely in 2.9). Also, color tuning is not done for the vast majority of printers and media types and modes, which limits the usefulness for photographs.

    However, all modes are supported: so you should be able to print in greyscale, duplex, to CD and so on, and select modes for various media.
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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    Quote Originally Posted by TDK800 View Post
    Has anyone gotten scanning to work with simple-scan? Doesn't detect the scanner.
    Patching libsane source by adding new IDs (taken from the not yet released sane-backends), like:

    #define MG5200_PID 0x1749
    ...
    DEVICE ("Canon PIXMA MG5200", "MG5200", MG5200_PID, 2400, 638, 877, PIXMA_CAP_CIS),

    and rebuilding/installing the updated package makes (x)sane and also simple-scan work.
    Just make sure you add scanner's IP to /etc/sane.d/pixma.conf.

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    Re: Printer Canon Pixma MG5250

    I've found a way to make the printer work perfectly with color and duplex.

    It's documented here: http://askubuntu.com/a/168090/5786

    (Getting the scanner to work is not addressed yet.)

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