Canon PIXMA MP145 Scanner problem

Asked by Calbocano on 2008-01-21

printer not function! how can i?
michjay

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2008-01-26
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Calbocano (mgeradg) said : #1

Hi, Finally fixed the problem, the driver files available from Canon are in .rpm format. of course they need to be in .deb format to be loaded into UBUNTU. Well of course you need to convert them using "alien". When you are a new be like myself, things get missed.
I downloaded the files as required and with the help of "alien" I thought I had converted them successfully. WRONG!
the original files contained scripts that also had to be converted, I found this accidentally after I was unsuccessful in loading the converted files. When you convert them you need to add an item to the command. instead of just
sudo alien scangearmp-1.10.xxxxx. rpm. You need need to use sudo alien --scripts scangearmp-1.10.xxxx.rpm.
I loaded the new files and every thing worked as it was expected. I am sure this is a problem with other downloads that need to be converted to a file for UBUNTU. I hope this will help some one else in the future.
Thank You

Prosper (prosper) said : #2

Hi there bro! I have just recently bought a Canon MP145 Multifunction. However, I am really having a hard time installing it into my Ubuntu machine. Could you help me out as to the step by step instructions how you manage to install the Multifunction Printer and Scanner to your Ubuntu both as a printer and scanner. I have been looking over some informations that I could get from the web and luckily I found your post. The help would be tremendously appreciated. Thanks!

Calbocano (mgeradg) said : #3

Hi Prosper:
It's nice to help you hopefully.
1. install alien Symaptic Package Managerunder System, Administration.
2. Go to HTTP://www.canon.com, Support and get the 4 required Linux Drivers. cuijfilter common and cuijfilter MP140 series, scangearmp common and scangearmp 140 series drivers. Download them to your desktop. Get the .rpm version only for this to work.
3. These files are in the .rpm format and they need to be converted to .deb.
4. use the terminal window. cd ~/Desktop. That will put you in the desktop.
5. Convert the files to .deb by using sudo alien --scripts scangearmp-common-1.10-1.i386.rpm and sudo alien --scripts cuijfilter-common-2.80-0.i386.rpm. These are only examples and you need to be exact or it will not work.
6. Double Click the .deb files and they will be installed. Install the common files first then the 140 series next.
7. Reboot the computer and the scanner will show up in the GIMP Image Editor, File, Qcquire, Scangearmp.
8. You then need to go to System, Administration, Printing and configure the MP 145. It is called the MP 140 series and Make and model is a Canon PIXMA MP150 CUPS ..........
9. If you were my neighbor I would come by and give you a hand, but I live in the Philippines in the country about 4 hours north of Manila, ha ha. So have fun and drop me a line.
Calbocano (bauld american)

Prosper (prosper) said : #4

hi bro! i was not successful in doing it.. i encountered some errors for the 64 bit ubuntu 7.04.. anyway, i just upgraded to 7.10 and would retry.. by the way my location is in Manila now.. you could add me up to your yahoo ym powerservems is my id. thanks so much!

Ben (ben2talk) said : #5

I cannot get any link from the canon page you posted to find the .rpm files I need. Searching linux returned nothing!

Ben (ben2talk) said : #6

http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0028481.asp

That's it, and there are a selection of files there, rpm and deb files. I hope they're okay with Hardy Heron 8.04 . . . I'm trying to get the windows software to work nicely inside Innotek's Virtual box with XP - it is fine, but had trouble during setup saying it couldn't find the '\\vboxsvr\media\sda5\PICTURES' folder outside virtualbox environment (I have my biggest partition set up to store documents accessible from XP installation, Ubuntu installation and also the Virtualbox installation).

Good news, I just asked it to read a page of my book, and it managed to save the file

Canon says:
"Operation checks have been made on: Fedora Core7 (RPM packages)Open SuSE 10.3 (RPM packages)Ubuntu 7.04 (DEB packages)Other Linux distributions have not been tested."

Ben (ben2talk) said : #7

http://software.canon-europe.com/software/0028481.asp

That's it, and there are a selection of files there, rpm and deb files. I hope they're okay with Hardy Heron 8.04 . . . I'm trying to get the windows software to work nicely inside Innotek's Virtual box with XP - it is fine, but had trouble during setup saying it couldn't find the '\\vboxsvr\media\sda5\PICTURES' folder outside virtualbox environment (I have my biggest partition set up to store documents accessible from XP installation, Ubuntu installation and also the Virtualbox installation).

Good news, I just asked it to read a page of my book, and it managed to save the file

Canon says:
"Operation checks have been made on: Fedora Core7 (RPM packages)Open SuSE 10.3 (RPM packages)Ubuntu 7.04 (DEB packages)Other Linux distributions have not been tested."

Calbocano (mgeradg) said : #8

Hi Ben:
I recently upgraded both of my dual boot computers from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 with no problems with the printer or scanner in my MP145. The only problems were with the Firefox flash and Java plugins that had to be reinstalled. I have never tried to run inside a Virtualbox . My computers are a compaq M2012 laptop with 1.5Ghz Centrino with 512 MB of ram and a 80 Gb hard disk. I have divided the disk in half and every thing is great to play.
My other Computer is from upgrade hell. I started with one case and went to another, different 500w power Supply, Different Processor. started with an AMD 2800+ 5 years ago two different ASUS MB then about a year ago when lightning got through to the powersupply and toasted the MB and processor, I replaced them with a 2.8 pentium D and later added a 7600 video cared to replace the 9550 that I was using and added two 160 Gb serial disks that I originally had in a RAD but when I decided to go to Linux, I broke them appart so that one is windows and the other is UBUNTU. I am in the process of going intirely to Linux and only keeping MS XP for my Corel. The more I use Linux the better I like it. When I orininally installed the MS145 Canon didnt have a .deb file and I had to convert from RPM, So you are lucky. The only problem I see with the driver is that you loose the ink cartridge status and being able to go easily from fast, standard and High, and the only print resolution is 600x600. The scanner driver works great and if you want to do OCR, use KOOKA and OCRAD this will only give you text output, but it is almost the same as what Software that came with your unit.
I hope this helps. When I buy another computer next year, I will try the virtual approch.
Calbocano

@Calbocano

I just bought this printer yesterday and because of your instructions...

IT WORKS BEAUTIFULLY....

Thanks man.

Ben (ben2talk) said : #10

Wow, it seems that as fast as you type questions and answers here they're outdated. Now I'm using 8.10 - and must say the only reason I'm using the Virtual XP install now is that I want to use ACDSee Pro2 for processing images - as for the scanning - it works perfectly.

My canon is recognised as MP 140 -series, and the XSane scanning software is actually better than the original - there's a 'pippette' which allows you to scan a quick preview and select the 'whitepoint' so that the scanned image is already clean enough to use. (the main problem with documents being that white paper doesn't scan white right?)

So go for it - impressively now Ubuntu is becoming more and more capable of plug 'n play. Windows is in its rightful place - a secondary installation for compatibility only, and now only really required for games.

Scanner worked only after installing scangearmp-mp140series_1.10-1_i386.deb from the cannon site

michjay (michjay-0211) said : #12

try to reset

Aman (indian-munnda) said : #13

"Hi Prosper:
It's nice to help you hopefully.
1. install alien Symaptic Package Managerunder System, Administration.
2. Go to HTTP://www.canon.com, Support and get the 4 required Linux Drivers. cuijfilter common and cuijfilter MP140 series, scangearmp common and scangearmp 140 series drivers. Download them to your desktop. Get the .rpm version only for this to work........................................................"

calbocano this solved my problem too...thanks man...you are great...:P

Jessica Sargeant (jessical) said : #14

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