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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2013, 04:46:56 pm »
run:
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sudo apt-get -f install
then do everything in my last posting again.

But as I said before .. any errors STOP, and post the error and t5he command that caused it.


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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2013, 05:11:08 pm »
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for bill:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for bill:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libunity6 libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 gimp-help-common gimp-help-en
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge scangearmp-common:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libkrb5-3:i386 libatk1.0-0:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libstdc++6:i386
  libxfixes3:i386 libxcomposite1:i386 libunity6 libjpeg-turbo8:i386
  libjpeg8:i386 libcairo2:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libtasn1-3:i386
  libfreetype6:i386 libexpat1:i386 libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 libdatrie1:i386
  libavahi-common-data:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libxcb1:i386
  libp11-kit0:i386 libxau6:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 libcups2:i386
  libxinerama1:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libxft2:i386 libxdmcp6:i386
  libgcrypt11:i386 libthai0:i386 gimp-help-common libkeyutils1:i386
  libusb-0.1-4:i386 libxrender1:i386 libtiff4:i386 gimp-help-en
  libjasper1:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libx11-6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386
  libpango1.0-0:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxcb-render0:i386
  libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxcursor1:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386
  libxext6:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386
  libgpg-error0:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED
  scangearmp-common:i386* scangearmp-mx420series:i386*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 2,249 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 210990 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing scangearmp-mx420series:i386 ...
Purging configuration files for scangearmp-mx420series:i386 ...
Removing scangearmp-common:i386 ...
Purging configuration files for scangearmp-common:i386 ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~$ cd ~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$ dpkg -i scangearmp-common_1.70-1_amd64.deb
dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$ sudo dpkg -i scangearmp-mx420series_1.70-1_amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 210929 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking scangearmp-mx420series (from scangearmp-mx420series_1.70-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of scangearmp-mx420series:
 scangearmp-mx420series depends on scangearmp-common (>= 1.70); however:
  Package scangearmp-common is not installed.
dpkg: error processing scangearmp-mx420series (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 scangearmp-mx420series
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$

Now going to try to load xscan
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2013, 05:19:10 pm »
My apologies .. I forgot to add "sudo" to one of the commands.

Run:
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cd ~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages
then:
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sudo dpkg -i scangearmp-common_1.70-1_amd64.deb
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2013, 05:24:58 pm »
Downloaded xsane but it says no device installed. Those three extra commands, is it OK to install them now.
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2013, 05:49:42 pm »
Actually, run:
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sudo apt-get autoremove
answer "y" when asked.

THEN run those 3 commands.

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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2013, 08:13:14 pm »
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
[sudo] password for bill:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED
  libatk1.0-0:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386
  libavahi-common3:i386 libcairo2:i386 libcups2:i386 libdatrie1:i386
  libexpat1:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386
  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libgpg-error0:i386
  libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libjasper1:i386
  libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386
  libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 libp11-kit0:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386
  libpixman-1-0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libthai0:i386
  libtiff4:i386 libunity6 libusb-0.1-4:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386
  libxcb-render0:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxcomposite1:i386
  libxcursor1:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386
  libxfixes3:i386 libxft2:i386 libxi6:i386 libxinerama1:i386 libxrandr2:i386
  libxrender1:i386
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 49 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 22.7 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 212142 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing libgtk2.0-0:i386 ...
Removing libatk1.0-0:i386 ...
Removing libcups2:i386 ...
Removing libavahi-client3:i386 ...
Removing libavahi-common3:i386 ...
Removing libavahi-common-data:i386 ...
Removing libpango1.0-0:i386 ...
Removing libcairo2:i386 ...
Removing libthai0:i386 ...
Removing libdatrie1:i386 ...
Removing libxft2:i386 ...
Removing libfontconfig1:i386 ...
Removing libexpat1:i386 ...
Removing libfreetype6:i386 ...
Removing libgnutls26:i386 ...
Removing libgcrypt11:i386 ...
Removing libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 ...
Removing libgpg-error0:i386 ...
Removing libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 ...
Removing libgtk-vnc-2.0-0 ...
Removing libjasper1:i386 ...
Removing libtiff4:i386 ...
Removing libjpeg8:i386 ...
Removing libjpeg-turbo8:i386 ...
Removing libkrb5-3:i386 ...
Removing libk5crypto3:i386 ...
Removing libkeyutils1:i386 ...
Removing libkrb5support0:i386 ...
Removing libp11-kit0:i386 ...
Removing libpixman-1-0:i386 ...
Removing libstdc++6:i386 ...
Removing libtasn1-3:i386 ...
Removing libunity6 ...
Removing libusb-0.1-4:i386 ...
Removing libxrandr2:i386 ...
Removing libxcursor1:i386 ...
Removing libxrender1:i386 ...
Removing libxinerama1:i386 ...
Removing libxi6:i386 ...
Removing libxfixes3:i386 ...
Removing libxext6:i386 ...
Removing libxdamage1:i386 ...
Removing libxcomposite1:i386 ...
Removing libx11-6:i386 ...
Removing libxcb-shm0:i386 ...
Removing libxcb-render0:i386 ...
Removing libxcb1:i386 ...
Removing libxau6:i386 ...
Removing libxdmcp6:i386 ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~$ cd ~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$ sudo dpkg -i scangearmp-common_1.70-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package scangearmp-common.
(Reading database ... 211965 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking scangearmp-common (from scangearmp-common_1.70-1_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up scangearmp-common (1.70-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$ sudo dpkg -i scangearmp-mx420series_1.70-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously unselected package scangearmp-mx420series.
(Reading database ... 212011 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking scangearmp-mx420series (from scangearmp-mx420series_1.70-1_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up scangearmp-mx420series (1.70-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
bill@bill-System-Product-Name:~/MX420-scanner-drivers/scangearmp-mx420series-1.70-1-deb/packages$
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2013, 08:27:51 pm »
Now what happens if you run:
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scangearmp

and try to scan with xsane ?
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2013, 08:33:39 pm »
Nothing it xsane works it says  says no device available.   Printer works in Libre Office and another programme but no scanner. I read that a lot of people have troubles trying to get scanners to work, maybe this is one of them.
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2013, 08:44:36 pm »
Yes it scans on that command but does not work in anything else.
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2013, 08:51:27 pm »
I guess you'll have to create a launcher (icon) for the command then ;)

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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2013, 06:48:44 am »
Ubuntu 12:04
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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2013, 05:29:23 pm »
[EDIT]

See my next reply first

[END EDIT]

First install gnome-panel .. but without the recommends:
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sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel

Now create the desktop launcher with:
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gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new

A "Create Launcher" dialog should open .. make the settings read:-

Type: Application
Name: Scanner
Command: /usr/bin/scangearmp

Then click the "OK" button.

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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2013, 05:43:17 pm »
Better method.
(which will add it to the menus, rather than just the desktop.

run:
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sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/scangearmp.desktop

When a BLANK file opens .. make it read:-

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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Canon Scanner
Comment=Scan Documents
Exec=/usr/bin/scangearmp
Icon=scanner
Terminal=false
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Graphics;Scanning;

SAVE the file, and exit gedit.

Log off, and on again (or reboot)

You should be able to search the menus for Cannon Scanner .. and launch it with the found icon.

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Re: Printrer compatibility
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2013, 06:43:02 pm »
It tried to load a generic printer that only has letter size print and no A4 choice and would not load. It recognises there is a Canon MX420 printer but will not load the driver, recommends generic, no other choice.
Still able to print A4 but will not scan. I don't use the scanner as much as the printer. When I need to scan I can use windows which is on a caddy.
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