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    Unhappy Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    I have a new printer Canon PIXMA MG 2120 and I don't know how to find the drivers in the Community to set it up to my laptop which is a ACER-aspire 5742 is their some one out that can coach me along till I get it up and running please. I tried the software center and I just got lost Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04


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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04

    Quote Originally Posted by sean neilan View Post
    I have a new printer Canon PIXMA MG 2120 and I don't know how to find the drivers in the Community to set it up to my laptop which is a ACER-aspire 5742 is their some one out that can coach me along till I get it up and running please. I tried the software center and I just got lost Thank you
    also what has been recommended so has not worked, I'm a complete beginner I don't even know how to open a terminal so I can do those sudo commands so please help me and my printer is a color and photo printer so please help THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IF YOU DO DECIDE TO HELP THIS NEWBE.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04

    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop is soon at it's end of life, April 2013, while the server version (without graphics) will receive security updates for two more yearss.

    I guess you have the desktop edition, so I suggest that you choose a new version, the current long time support version 12.04 LTS or 12.10. These versions have much better support for hardware and peripheral devices like graphics cards/chips and printers.

    If you want more precise advice, please post the specifications of your computer, at least cpu, ram, graphics chip/card and wifi chip/card

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    Re: Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    Hi Sean; it can be very daunting starting out in linux: as sudodus says, best to install a more recent version of Ubuntu;

    in the thread that sersang posted

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2066330

    I see in post #6 I suggested some commands; one copies and pastes those into a terminal

    ...........how to open a terminal.........????????????

    one way is...........Control Alt t .........using all three fingers at the same time........usually works .........

    here is a link

    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22283...inal-in-linux/

    that is worth pottering through once you get a new ubuntu installed; push the buttons; click on the settings; .......

    and SUBSCRIBE to this thread............ click on the GO ADVANCED button and scroll down on the options........ click to subscribe for a thread means you can follow up on things quickly and be kept in touch
    Last edited by pdc; March 8th, 2013 at 05:07 AM.

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    Re: Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    I just want to thank all of you who have taken the time to help this complete beginner out. I'm going to upgrade to the newest version 12.04 or 12.10 I am going back to my friend who helped me and installed 10.04 and this will happen this Friday. I only have one question for how many years will the new version be supported?

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    Re: Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...rsion_timeline

    Xubuntu uses three years LTS and Lubuntu don't use it at all.

    I would go for a clean install of the new release and not an upgrade.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    My friend installed Ubuntu 10.04 and I have been using it ever since, and he is going to be be doing the upgrade or new install again so when I see him I will discus this with him. thanks for the info.

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    Re: Canon PIXMA MG 2120

    Installing is really easy. Why not try yourself as a first step and call your friend if anything fails?

    You can get the 64 bit Xubuntu 12.10 here:
    http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/

    and follow (more or less) these instructions for installing:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

    The latter is written for an older release, so the looks is a little different now. Main process is the same, though.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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