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canon Printer
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:23:29 pm »
Hi , I'm  new for Linux and just need your help.
I got a canon MG 5150 and I download a driver from canon but don't know how to install it to my linux. 
The file that I 've got  they are 3 file which are :

cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz
cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-rpm.tar.gz
cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1_en.tar.gz

I don't know where can I start.  could any one help?
 
My linux is Mint 15 Olivia , cinamon 32 bit.

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Re: canon Printer
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 03:42:42 pm »
Unpack the cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz .. the others aren't necessary.

then navigate into the cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-deb > packages directories that have now appeared on the desktop

and double click these 2 packages IN THIS ORDER to install them

cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_i386.deb
then
cnijfilter-mg5100series_3.40-1_i386.deb

Then set up your printer in the normal way.

BTW, those are only the PRINTER drivers, the scanner drivers may have to be downloaded separately.
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Re: canon Printer
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 01:36:16 pm »
Thank you for your reply, I have managed  to install a driver and installed fine and it should print but I didn't try to print anything yet as a printer is dead now.
And at this moment I have got another canon printer as well which is MP640  wireless one. I got the driver from canon website but again don't know how to install it and this time the file they different from the above previous post. I hope you can help again this time. Thank you.

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Re: canon Printer
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 03:08:34 pm »
Try this...

Run:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-stable
then
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp640series scangearmp-mp640series

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Re: canon Printer
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 05:15:15 pm »
Thank you again for your advice, And It works perfectly with printing or scanning.  I'm just wondering apart of install driver  through the terminal , can it be just add a printer just from system , preference  then add a printer?   

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Re: canon Printer
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 05:19:53 pm »
That would only work if the printer drivers were included by default .. most Canon models aren't (so the drivers need to be added first).

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