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waxyfresh
November 24th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Anyone know how to get this working?

cozmicharlie
November 24th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Cannon itself does not support Linux but a number of drivers are available. Does the printer show up when you plug it in (go to menu>systems>administrative>printing)? If so you need to see if the drivers are available. Right click on the printer and a dialogue opens. Go to "make/model" and click on change. This should bring up a list of drivers. Check to see if your model is in the list. If it isn't don't panic you may still be able to use one of the other drivers. If your particular driver is not listed, type in the printer name and model in the search for the forums and see if anyone has posted an alternative driver that works. If they have use it, if not you may just have to go down the list and see if one works. Start with a printer that has a similar model.

Hope this helps

rmockler
November 24th, 2008, 04:24 PM
The link below worked for me.

http://support-au.canon.com.au/EN/se...os%3d%3dLinux&

Sorry about the link above, try the one below.....

http://www.canon.com.au/drivers/default.aspx

cozmicharlie
November 24th, 2008, 04:37 PM
The link below worked for me.

http://support-au.canon.com.au/EN/se...os%3d%3dLinux&

The link goes to canon but it says "page not found". You may want to check the link. Maybe they moved the page.

C.S.Cameron
November 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Had a HP 1310 that was plug and play in Ubuntu, it busted.
Tried the Pixma MP 240 and could not find working drivers.
I plan on returning it today, but will wait to see if you get any good answers.

waxyfresh
November 24th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Cannon itself does not support Linux but a number of drivers are available. Does the printer show up when you plug it in (go to menu>systems>administrative>printing)? If so you need to see if the drivers are available. Right click on the printer and a dialogue opens. Go to "make/model" and click on change. This should bring up a list of drivers. Check to see if your model is in the list. If it isn't don't panic you may still be able to use one of the other drivers. If your particular driver is not listed, type in the printer name and model in the search for the forums and see if anyone has posted an alternative driver that works. If they have use it, if not you may just have to go down the list and see if one works. Start with a printer that has a similar model.

Hope this helps



My printer is listed but dosent print a test page,nor does my scanner work.

The printer is fine and know to work perfect.

halitech
November 24th, 2008, 06:14 PM
according to www.linuxprinting.org, it's not even on the list but the mp 210 is supposed to partially work. the driver *might* work for you as well

http://support-au.canon.com.au/contents/AU/EN/0100083403.html

cozmicharlie
November 24th, 2008, 08:02 PM
My printer is listed but dosent print a test page,nor does my scanner work.

The printer is fine and know to work perfect.

OK - follow the advice of halitech and use the mp 210 driver. You switch drivers in the printer make & model dialog. Where it says "make & model" click on the "change" button and select the driver halitech recommended then try to print a test page.

SunnyRabbiera
November 24th, 2008, 08:24 PM
just turn it in for a HP, HP works better and besides cannon sucks except for cameras

sirwilliamthenice
December 5th, 2008, 10:10 AM
I've been searching every few days for this.. and finally it popped up

canon now have a 32 bit debian driver.. not yet tried.. but hopefully work for any debian based distro..

cheers .

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they also have an rpm at the bottom of the page.


I checked back a few hours later and the drivers had been removed. so i edited the link out.. i still have them. but i don't know the forusm rules about sharing such things.
are the canon drivers gpl?

cozmicharlie
December 5th, 2008, 10:30 PM
Excellent - post back and let us know if it worked for you.

sirwilliamthenice
December 6th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Solution is here!

Icore skippy got it going on this thread

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=6316300&postcount=11

Good luck peeps

waxyfresh
February 13th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Thanks! But it dosent seem to be working i downloaded the pacakge and installed all the debs but still no scanner support..

teejay17
April 28th, 2012, 07:47 PM
There's a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~michael-gruz/+archive/canon


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-common cnijfilter-mp240series