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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Mine in 64 bit is still not working unless plugged in - glad yours is all good though! Are you using 32 bit?

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    yes, mine is 32 bit

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Thanks for this post. I tried looking for a linux driver in Canon USA and it states in RED that the 410 is incompatible with linux. I wonder why? Anyway thanks again.

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Quote Originally Posted by maxmojo53 View Post
    Thanks for this post. I tried looking for a linux driver in Canon USA and it states in RED that the 410 is incompatible with linux. I wonder why? Anyway thanks again.
    No clue why they say that - probably because it is very poorly supported in comparison to all the fancy and useful software they developed for Windows that doesn't work on Linux at all - maybe even they say that for more reasons... But these workarounds make it quite useful - that's not to say there may not be other printers worth supporting more that want to work with Linux - this one is just a good one for my purposes but I do have to go to the dark side and use the Windoze programs from time to time to get the full use of it - so it goes...

    The European link to the drivers should work though - wonder for how long though...

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Wonderful Post! I especially liked the tweaks to provide easy control of the dpi and grayscale printing. Thanks!

    For those WITHOUT a WPS enabled router you will need to enter the WEP Key into the printer's "Device Settings>LAN Settings>Wireless LAN Setup>Easy Setup .. which will discover your wireless signal and display it on the screen for you to "OK". BUT THAT'S NOT THE END OF IT. Once you OK the signal the printer will show it as your choice...BUT THEN YOU HAVE TO ENTER "Ok" AGAIN, in order to present to you the prompt for the WEP Key that will enable the communication. Sadly, I found no such mentioning of this in the User manual. Hope that helps.

    Great printer, BTW. It's worth the trouble to set it up on a Linux system. I bought it for $69 at Fry's Electronics. Nice!

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    just wanted to say thank you for this install guide, it was easy to do and made perfect sense. thanx again you saved the day for me!

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    First, thanks to everyone for the help. But I think it would be wise to reiterate, perhaps more clearly, that wireless scanning is possible in Ubuntu with the MX410, but apparently only through the Canon Scangear Software (Scan Gear MP), which is available, tested, and working with Precise, by installing the following .deb:

    http://support-sg.canon-asia.com/con...100330601.html

    Terminal command to run the software, or if you want to make a menu link, is scangearmp.

    However, (the best way for GUI users) Scan Gear is also conveniently accessible through GIMP by default - File > Create > ScanGear MP. So make sure you have GIMP installed, then all you have to do is ignore the warning that ScanGear isn't recognizing the scanner (assuming you've already got it turned on and broadcasting wirelessly) then click "Update Scanner List" and it will detect the MX410 scanner. That's it. Wireless scanning on Ubuntu with MX410.

    Very easy. Hope that helps. Hurray for Canon for supporting Ubuntu!

    P.S.
    I didn't have to install the MX410 printer drivers in 12.04, as they seem to be included with Ubuntu now, as the MX410 now works out of the box. I only needed to install ScanGear to get wireless scanning to work.
    Last edited by JosephC; April 19th, 2012 at 09:09 AM.

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    I lost printing after the upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04; this saved the day, and my MX410 is again printing wirelessly through my LAN.

    Thank you!

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Hi
    I am running 12.04 64bit, my wife uses 32bit. We have the canon MX410 printer.
    Printing wireless is not my problem. That has always worked straight from the box.

    My problem is my printer is printing at a very high quality and I cant get the thing to print in grayscale or a lower resolution. It doesnt give me an error but just never prints the document. As soon as I put it back, it prints.

    Any ideas? This is using up my ink very quickly.

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    Re: HOW TO: Install Canon Pixma mx410 wireless printer

    Yes you can - the tweaks are a bit technical that were on my first post but here they are again. They are not too bad but you do have to go into the terminal and type in the gksudo nautilus command. Then you use the browser that opens to find the etc folder, the cups folder, and edit the files inside with these tweaks. The result will never print higher than 600dpi and will also give you Grayscale and lower res options like 300 or 100 dpi. But they will all look like other printers in Ubuntu. So you choose your default printer after the tweaks are made. then whenever you want something different, you just choose the printer with the resolution you want. Here' s the original post with a few extra instructions below in case you need them:

    Go to admin - printers and duplicate the printer three or four times. Then in your terminal, enter the command: gksudo nautilus and go into the etc/cups/ppd and click on one of your duplicates and replace the paragraph that starts with the lines:
    *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution...

    with all of the text below:

    *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
    *DefaultResolution: 300
    *Resolution 100/100 dpi: "<</HWResolution[100 100]>>setpagedevice"
    *Resolution 300/300 dpi: "<</HWResolution[300 300]>>setpagedevice"
    *Resolution 600/600 dpi: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
    *CloseUI: *Resolution

    *OpenUI *CNQuality/Quality: PickOne
    *DefaultCNQuality: 3
    *CNQuality 2/High: "2"
    *CNQuality 3/Normal: "3"
    *CNQuality 4/Standard: "4"
    *CloseUI: *CNQuality



    You can do this to each of them (although save your original printer just in case!) and then go in to the printer settings through admin again and set them to different levels - this will save lots of ink. I then renamed each printer as lo-res (100dpi normal quality), med-res (300 dpi normal quality) and hires (600 dpi high quality)

    And for a Grayscale setting - you can go to one of your duplicates from the printer settings and go to job options. Scroll down and where it says add. type CNGrayscale. Then TRUE where it asks for a field and apply. This printer you should rename to grayscale because it will always print in grayscale unless you go back in and change it to false. good luck!

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