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    Question Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    I've got a Laptop that's currently running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and a Netbook that is currently running OpenSuse 12.2 x86 and a Canon Pixima MP140 AIO Printer/Scanner/Copier and I'm considering moving over to Ubuntu and wondered how easy it is to setup the Printer with the drivers that Canon provide for linux on there website especially 12.04 and 12.10 when it's released?

    Roland

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    I have a Canon Pixima MP160. It came "free" with my new laptop 6 years ago. It took a while (months) to find drivers on a Canon Asia site. Fortunately I still had my old printer at that time.

    All recent versions of Ubuntu have just worked. I turn printer on and add printer and it adds it.

    The newest version with 12.04 has had a regression or two. It at first would only print one page and lock up. I had to pull power plug to reset. Now it prints one page and scans just fine, but on multiple pages often locks up after printing last page.
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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    I have a Canon PIXMA MP190 using Lubuntu 12.04. Simply plug it in and install the driver. The printer works with printer driver: Canon PIXMA MP190 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1 [en]. Working Canon PIXMA MP190 printer driver worked in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Beta 2 and latter. Before I was using the drivers for PIXMA MP180. Add printer by: System → Administration → Printing or CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) type http://localhost:631/ in your web browser. Canon PIXMA MP190 scanning works with Simple Scan in Lubuntu 12.04 as well. The Canon PIXMA MP140 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1 driver is listed in Lubuntu 12.04. I hope this will help.

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Lyfang View Post
    I have a Canon PIXMA MP190 using Lubuntu 12.04. Simply plug it in and install the driver. The printer works with printer driver: Canon PIXMA MP190 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1 [en]. Working Canon PIXMA MP190 printer driver worked in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Beta 2 and latter. Before I was using the drivers for PIXMA MP180. Add printer by: System → Administration → Printing or CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) type http://localhost:631/ in your web browser. Canon PIXMA MP190 scanning works with Simple Scan in Lubuntu 12.04 as well. The Canon PIXMA MP140 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.8-pre1 driver is listed in Lubuntu 12.04. I hope this will help.
    I followed the Instructions on 12.10 Beta 2 and it was listed as soon as I plugged in the Printer and turned it on and went to CUPS web Interface, was so easy to Install compared to when I tried Installing it in OpenSuse 12.2 on Wednesday.

    Think it's time to backup the Notebook HDD and burn 12.10 Beta 2 x64 and ditch Windows.

    I only use the Printer & Copier side of the Printer and very rarely use it for Scanning.

    Roland

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    and the scanner side of the MP140 is listed as completely supported by SANE: the linux open scanning programme

    http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I have a Canon Pixima MP160. It came "free" with my new laptop 6 years ago. It took a while (months) to find drivers on a Canon Asia site. Fortunately I still had my old printer at that time.

    All recent versions of Ubuntu have just worked. I turn printer on and add printer and it adds it.

    The newest version with 12.04 has had a regression or two. It at first would only print one page and lock up. I had to pull power plug to reset. Now it prints one page and scans just fine, but on multiple pages often locks up after printing last page.
    Is there a new working version to replace (I guess) CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9? (This version acts up as you described.)
    Or which would be the earlier still working version?
    Or maybe it would be better idea to use PIXMA MP 150 drivers instead of 140?

    It's annoying when "reset" by pushing the power button is not enough but a "power chord reset" is needed.
    It's especially annoying when paying the bills and printing the receipts.

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    I have a Canon Pixma MG2250, the driver are on the net: (http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/P..._os&g_os=Linux)

    But, for installation I did (after problems with installing the files above):

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon
    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mg2250series scangearmp

    To start the scanning Application you have to enter in the terminal: scangearmp

    Maybe from interest, I found the page where the Pixma Error Codes are...
    http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consu...age=1&type=faq

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    Thanks. I'll try that.
    This: https://launchpad.net/~till-kamppeter/+archive/ppa
    didn't seem to install.

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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    The issue with non-printing in gutenprint 5.2.9 is either a bug in gutenprint or in CUPS, not sure which, that would depend on the situation perhaps.
    As far as I am aware, 5.2.9 did not introduce bugs of this sort, but I am investigating issues with "borderless".
    The Canon driver no doubt will give better printing for photos.
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    Re: Canon Pixima MP140 Question

    The printer is shared via Samba, so I guess Cups...

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