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How to use Canon MP620 printer in Puppy 5.1?
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Glennlm

Joined: 15 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 16:49    Post subject:  How to use Canon MP620 printer in Puppy 5.1?  

Hi I am trying to get my printer working with Puppy 5.1
I have a Canon MP620, the cups setup seems to see it
and says it is on line. But nothing happens if I try and print.
In the set up where there is a drop down to select your printer
the MP620 is not there, the 610 and 700 are, I have tried both
with out any luck.

Thank you for any help
Glenn
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Béèm


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 17:20    Post subject:  

Try with the puppysearch in my sig to find post about the MP620
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 17:30    Post subject:  

The most recent discussion about MP620's is here. Patriot's MP610 driver is here. If you don't need network printing for now, skip Step #2.
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Glennlm

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 20:24    Post subject: Thank you for the fast replys  

Thank you for your fast reply.
I will try and figure out how to use the info in
your reply posts.
I am not quite sure how to install patches
and other software.
I will try and get back.
Thanks
Glenn
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Glennlm

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 20:04    Post subject: Still trying to install Canon MP620  

I have been able to get the scanner part of the printer working and very nicely, but still no luck on the printer.
It looks like it is very difficult, I have seen it is also a problem on Ubuntu.
Thanks
Glenn
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Glennlm

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 20:14    Post subject: On the same issue dealing with the firewall  

Could anyone tell me how to disable or just open the
ports that are to be opened for this to work.
Thanks
Glenn
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 22:08    Post subject:  

Do you have the printer directly connected by USB or are you trying to set up network printing? It will be easier if you use USB first.
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Glennlm

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Dec 2010, 19:43    Post subject: Reply to John
Subject description: Still trying
 

I am still trying, I am going to reinstall Puppy, because
maybe I have everything in the wrong order now.
Thank you
Glenn
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