How do I install a Canon printer on my Dell Mini 9 ?

Asked by Joseph on 2008-12-30

Ok so I have a Canon Pixma MP460 and a Pixma iP1700 printer. I'm trying to have either one of them as a default printer connected to my Dell Mini laptop but I have no idea how to do it. All the online guides I found just confused me because I'm not familiar with the Linux OS. And the drivers are not listed on the foomatics. I tried getting turboprint but was not able to get the correct trial version to see if it would work with my laptop. I know there are substitutes I printer PPD I can use for either one like iP2200 for the Pixmas iP1700 but that one isn't listed on the foomatics either and the guides I found online on how to do it confused me. I'd really appreciate getting a step by step instructions on how to setup either printers IN LAYMEN TERMS since I'm not familiar with Linux. Thank you

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2008-12-31
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2009-09-24
Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #1

USB printers are normally automatically detected and configured in Ubuntu. You can go to System > Administration > Printing to see configured printers or add new printers manually.

The Mini 9 only ships with Ubuntu 8.04 at this time. Did you install it yourself or is this a machine that came with Ubuntu pre-installed ?

Depending on the answer, you may be running an LPIA kernel or an i386 kernel. Under System > Administration, open the System Monitor and go to the first tab. From there, please tell me the Ubuntu version and what exact kernel version you are using (should start with Kernel Linux 2.6.24...).

You could also let Turboprint authors you are trying to get their eval version to run on the Mini 9, perhaps they have a solution.

Please also included any websites you visited, including the download location for the Turboprint eval version and the file name you got.

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #2

BTW, also see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DellMini9 for more information about the Mini 9.

Joseph (dj-cheung) said : #3

Ubuntu came pre-installed. The Ubuntu version is 8.04 (hardy), Kernel Linux 2.6.24-19-lpia, GNOME 2.22.2

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/22555 That is the link with the instructions that I tried to follow to install the iP1700 printer. I really couldn't find anything for installing the MP460 with ubuntu.

I tried both eval versions for Intel / AMD 32 bit and Intel / AMD 64 bit.
Here are the links from the 32 bit http://www.turboprint.info/tp2/turboprint_2.06-1_i386.deb and
ftp://ftp.zedonet.com/tp2/turboprint_2.06-1_i386.deb
Here are the links from the 64 bit http://www.turboprint.info/tp2/turboprint_2.06-1_amd64.deb and
ftp://ftp.zedonet.com/tp2/turboprint_2.06-1_amd64.deb

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said : #4

Thanks for your answer.

AMD64 will not work.

You could try, from a terminal:

sudo dpkg -i turboprint_2.06-1_i386.deb --force-architecture

I can't search for those two printer models right now but usually you should check for compatibility or instructions by going to linuxprinting.org (shortcut to http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting).

I'd be interested in knowing what results you get.

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #5

Hi,
i am really newbie to ubuntu so i need help. I have dell mini 9 and have this lpia issue with the drivers for my canon mp620 (need basic printing).
So, i need to install these two files (drivers):
1. cnijfilter-common-2.80-1.i386.deb
2. cnijfilter-mp610series-2.80-2.i386.deb

I described my problem here (as V.):
http://mp610.blogspot.com/2007/11/se...-or-mp610.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1048629

But trying to install these files i become this (i will upload two pics):

So, any help will be appreciated. I had Linux Linpus and Acer Aspire Pne and the Printer was working perfectly, and now i want to work it on Ubuntu

Thanks

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #6

Hi,
i am really newbie to ubuntu so i need help. I have dell mini 9 and have this lpia issue with the drivers for my canon mp620 (need basic printing).
So, i need to install these two files (drivers):
1. cnijfilter-common-2.80-1.i386.deb
2. cnijfilter-mp610series-2.80-2.i386.deb

I described my problem here (as V.):
http://mp610.blogspot.com/2007/11/se...-or-mp610.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1048629

But trying to install these files i become this (i will upload two pics):

So, any help will be appreciated. I had Linux Linpus and Acer Aspire Pne and the Printer was working perfectly, and now i want to work it on Ubuntu

Thanks

vickoxy (vickoxy) said : #7

Ok, i solved my problem, so, if anyone has Canon mp620, just follows instructions here:
http://mp610.blogspot.com/2007/11/se...-or-mp610.html

but to install these two canon drivers use command --force-architecture -i.
Thanks again!

carbon60 (carbon-60) said : #8

<B>Is there Ubuntu Jaunty support for Canon MP620 printer?</B>

I am wondering if anyone has tried to setup MP620 printer for Ubuntu Jaunty Alpha release. It does not seem to work at all. Here is my experience.

One of my machines installed Ubuntu 8.10 32bit. Out of box, Ubuntu 8.10 recognized MP620 printer on USB port. I simply set it up using Driver for MP610 (CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.0), and select media source as cassette, I could send my print to the printer. Granted that the printing is awful as reported by other people (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1016130), but it at least printed something.

Now on Ubuntu Jaunty Alpha 4 AMD64, I did exactly the same setup as my Ubuntu 8.10 choosing driver CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.3 for MP610, but when I tried to print, nothing happens to the printer as if printer has not received any printing job from my PC at all, although Ubuntu Jaunty does recognize the printer MP620 attached to the USB port. After I installed the cups-bjnp driver from http://sourceforge.net/projects/cups-bjnp/, Ubuntu Jaunty even found the MP620 printer on the network, but it just does not print at all.

Any pointer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Joey

carbon60 (carbon-60) said : #9

I followed the instruction from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1016130 and it works now on Ubuntu Jaunty alpha 4. The only extra thing that I had to do is to get libcupsys2 package. You will get error if you try to get libcupsys2-dev package, but you do not need it anyway.

Joey

David john (david247) said : #11

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Paul Parker (parkrpaul) said : #12

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