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    Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Hello all,

    Before we get stuck into the meat of the post, I'd like to introduce you to my problem.

    I love Ubuntu especially now, it's gorgeous and wonderful and since Windows 8 is petrifying to say the least I would like to switch back to it.

    Why did I leave? My printer. I, like most newbs struggle with drivers and installing hardware and when presented with a tar.gz file, get spooked.

    No matter where I Googled or posted, nobody had any information as to how I could install my printer and scanner and it drove me crazy to the point of saying bye to Linux.

    I want to come back but only if my printer will work properly. It's a Canon MF3010 lazer printer with a scanner built in and someone on another post said they'd installed the printer and it was working but not the scanner. Upon asking how they did it, there was no reply.

    Any ideas as to how to install it would save my life.
    Cheers

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    There have been several threads in the forum regarding canon printers, in the
    recent past. If you haven't already maybe try a thread search under
    canon printer, there may be something that helps.


    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi.../canon-printer...


    Not sure if you have tried here yet.
    Last edited by offgridguy; November 29th, 2012 at 01:51 AM.

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    hi numbcoffee;

    sorry to hear you are having issues..........if you are still out there..pleased to see if I can help ........

    when I go here

    http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/P/s..._os&g_os=Linux

    you need the Canon UFR driver Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V250_uk_EN.tar.gz from here

    http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/con...100270810.html

    .........as you say, it is packaged as a tar.gz to make it more compact;

    these days though in Ubuntu, if you click to download, the system will ask if you want to open with archive manager or save ........

    ........by selecting the former (open with archive manager) you get to see the directory opened ......

    ....if you are still there, tell us if you are using 32bit or 64bit ..

    .....if 32bit ....the package contains debian packages and they should install fine ......if 64bit I can tell you how to convert the 64bit RPM packages to debian packages to install them .......

    ....how does that sound ........?

    (yes, Canon only supply printer drivers but sane seems to provide complete support so the scanner should be fine with xsane .......)
    Last edited by pdc; December 1st, 2012 at 05:17 AM.

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Thank-you all very much for your help so far.

    I am using 64bit at the moment

    Kindest regards
    NC

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    so with 64bit, one needs to convert the 64bit rpm packages to deb packages;

    (were you using 32bit, it would just be a matter of installing the deb packages.........)

    so you need to download the ufr driver and if you download to your Downloads directory?

    go here

    http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/P..._os&g_os=Linux

    and you should download the UFR II Printer Driver for Linux Version 2.50 which comes in as Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V250_uk_EN.tar.gz

    if I just suggest some commands .......

    cd Downloads
    ls
    .........asks for a list of packages in the Downloads directory......

    tar -zxvf Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V250_uk_EN.tar.gz
    ........that should create a DIRECTORY called Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V250_uk_EN ....and you can verify by

    ls
    and you should see it ..... next

    cd Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V250_uk_EN
    then

    cd 64-bit_Driver
    then

    cd RPM
    then you need alien installed ......check by

    man alien
    .......if you get some answers, it is installed..if not......as per here

    http://www.debianadmin.com/install-r...nd-ubuntu.html

    sudo apt-get install alien
    ......then when installed, we install the COMMON package first..

    sudo alien -i cndrvcups-common-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm
    .....and then the specific package

    sudo alien -i cndrvcups-ufr2-uk-2.50-1.x86_64.rpm
    .........that should be the printer driver installed .......

    ..... and you should be all systems go !!

    You can check the drivers are installed by

    sudo dpkg -l | grep cndrvcups
    let us know how it goes......................

    NB: a later note added 3 days later!! ........post #80 of this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...t=canon&page=8 has the key:

    BEFORE installing the drivers, issue the command

    ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
    Last edited by pdc; December 3rd, 2012 at 04:13 AM.

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Thanks again sir for your assistance so far.

    I got this

    $ sudo dpkg -l | grep cndrvcups
    ii cndrvcups-common 2.50-2 amd64 Canon Printer Driver Common Module for Linux v2.50
    ii cndrvcups-ufr2-uk 2.50-2 amd64 Canon UFR II Printer Driver for Linux v2.50
    Then upon printing a test page it refuses to print and says I have a configuration error.

    In the printer state box under properties it says "Idle - File "/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca" not available: No such file or directory"

    Cheers again

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    so well done..........drivers installed ...........

    let's see if the symbolic links will fix things....

    despite being 64bit, it would seem something in the driver is looking for

    /usr/lib/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca
    whereas it should be

    /usr/lib64/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca
    so if you copy and paste the commands

    sudo ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
    and then

    sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib64

    ......so the driver wants to look in lib.....you are saying...no....look in lib64............

    ......and I suspect a reboot for good measure........any joy?

    the above commands come from post #99 here

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=canon&page=10

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    I did get joy thank-you so much.

    I followed your advice and we got a step closer, it still didn't want to print any test pages though. Then I had a gander at that link you shared with me and someone said in it that they had to manually copy over a file, I did that and then copied the libcannon files and voila! A beautiful test page printed out.

    Here's what I did:

    sudo cp /usr/lib64/cups/filter/pstoufr2cpca /usr/lib/cups/filter
    sudo cp /usr/lib64/libcanon* /usr/lib
    Thanks so much you saved my life!

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    that's great; you have helped us all ......

    .......so you needed pstoufr2cpca copied into ../usr/lib/cups/filter

    .AND.........../usr/lib64/libcanon* across to /usr/lib .....good

    .....pleased you have got it all going......... enjoy Ubuntu and the printer!

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    Re: Canon MF3010 Printer with Scanner Driver Installation

    Now if only we could figure out how to get the scanner set up

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