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    Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    Hi guys,

    I'm still new to ubuntu but i simply didn't realize what a mission it would be to get ubuntu 18.04 to recognize my canon MX536 printer. I working off a Asus X55E AMD laptop.

    I've turned my printer on THEN plugged it into the laptop via usb.

    when i
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    lsusb
    i get the following output

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    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:5606 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    when i
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    /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v
    i get the following output

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    network socket
    network ipps
    network ipp
    network lpd
    network beh
    network http
    network https
    file cups-brf:/
    direct hp
    direct hpfax
    I have downloaded the necessary drivers ( 6 in total but i probably only need a few of those ) for this printer and this question may sound silly but is there any particular order in which i have to install these drivers? That's assuming that they are going to work.

    I did some googling and i saw some instances where you have to force the architecture which means....something. So i thought i would ask here first.

    I just want to to configure this ubuntu to recognize my printer so i can get the functions to work.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance too!

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    Re: Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    I've turned my printer on THEN plugged it into the laptop via usb.
    Try plugging it in, turning it on, then starting your computer. It may help with recognition.
    Not familiar with Canon printers, or USB-connected printers. With that said, most printer installations are similar. On this Canon website, https://www.canon.com.au/printers/pixma-mx536/support, there are two downloads (Debian) for your machine - one for printer and one for scanner.
    Download both packages,
    MX530 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 4.10 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)
    MX530 series ScanGear MP Ver. 2.30 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)

    Follow the instructions provided by Canon to install printer then scanner.
    Good luck.
    Cheers,
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    Re: Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    Copy-paste the part of the file /var/log/syslog which shows the messages from the operating system when you plug-in your printer into the USB port.
    You can use http://pastebin.com to copy-paste.
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    Re: Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    lsusb does not show the device. There is zero chance of USB printing until this is sorted.
    Brian.

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    Re: Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    lsusb does not show the device.
    Sometimes it takes awhile.
    Cheers,
    I am not an expert on anything, but I pretend to be one at times.
    Software expands to consume available system resources.

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    brian_p is offline May the Ubuntu Be With You!
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    Re: Canon MX536 printer not showing up in ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    Sometimes it takes awhile.
    Like a day?
    Brian.

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