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Canon Printer Drivers - Updated 2014
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:01    Post subject:  Canon Printer Drivers - Updated 2014  

Update: Canon has introduced version 5 of their Linux printer driver for new MG and MB models. Most Puppies require a patch.

Code:
chmod 1777 /var/tmp

The patch is included in candi-1.4 attached below. As usual, it requires testing and feedback. This is basic forum courtesy. If I don't hear from anyone, I will delete it.

Update: The sections below used to contain many ready-made PETs for Canon printer drivers. But because of recent forum restrictions, most of them have been deleted. To let users install Canon printers on their own, I am introducing the Canon Debian Installer, or candi.

First, go here and read about debbi, particularly how to run it from the command line using tab-completion.

1. Install the candi-1.3.pet attached below.

2. Go to a Canon download site like here and locate the driver for your model. Many Canon drivers are grouped by series. Pick a model close to your own. You are looking for a Linux Debian package like iP2700 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.30 for Linux (debian Packagearchive).

3. Download and unpack the archive file. Locate two Debian files, like cnijfilter-common_3.30-1_i386.deb and cnijfilter-ip2700series_3.30-1_i386.deb.

4. Open a terminal and run
Code:
candi cnijfilter-common_3.30-1_i386.deb
candi cnijfilter-ip2700series_3.30-1_i386.deb

5. Unlike debbi, candi does not auto-install a printer. Run the CUPS wizard and install your printer as usual. Your printer will be listed as a "Canon XXX Series", not as a "Canon PIXMA XXX CUPS+Gutenprint".

6. If your printer is networked, it should be auto-detected by CUPS. Make sure that your firewall is turned OFF.

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This tool can also install Canon scanner drivers, which use Canon's own ScanGearMP scanning program.

1. From the the download site, find a scanner package such as MX920 series ScanGear MP Ver. 2.10 for Linux (debian Packagearchive).

2. Locate the two .deb files and run candi on them.

3. Look for ScanGearMP in the Graphics menu.

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Some Canon drivers offer a limited set of options, like only RGB at 600dpi. Read here for a way to add more options.

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For Canon laser printers that use the CAPT or UFRII drivers, read here.

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The ready-to-use driver PETs in the sections below are built from official Canon packages, but trimmed down for Puppy. If an external download link goes dead, use the candi procedure.

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candi-1.4.pet
Description  Updated 2015-06-13
Supports new Canon Linux driver v5.x
pet

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candi-1.3.pet
Description  Updated 2014-07-24
Also handles RPM packages
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:02    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:02    Post subject:  

iP Series - Set 2

For the iP1000 driver, go here.

For the iP1800 driver, go here.

For the iP2200 driver, go here.

For the iP2600 driver, go here.

For the iP4500 driver, go here.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:03    Post subject:  

MG Series. For networkable versions, use the candi procedure.

For the MG5300 series driver, go here.

For the MG5500 series driver, go here.

For the MG6100 series driver, go here.

For the MG3200 series driver, go here.

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MP Series - Set 1
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:03    Post subject:  

MP Series - Set 2

All packages removed because of forum download restrictions.

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 11:04    Post subject:  

MX Series - Set 1
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 12:30    Post subject:  

MX Series - Set 2

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Aug 2012, 23:02    Post subject:  

Hi I am running puppy racy 5.2.2 have a canon pixma MG2160 im not a wizz with puppy, any step by step instructions to set up appreciated.
will post reply for any help given, thank you in advance
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012, 08:51    Post subject:  

HDPE wrote:
Hi I am running puppy racy 5.2.2 have a canon pixma MG2160
I have posted the canon_mg2100-3.60.pet above. Your printer will be listed in CUPS as a Canon MG2100 Series, not as a Canon PIXMA.
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any step by step instructions to set up appreciated.will post reply for any help given, thank you in advance

Racy has a control panel on the desktop. It has an option for setting up a printer. However, Wary 522 had significant problems with printing and I expect that they are also in Racy 522. Read here.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 09:34    Post subject:    

Hey thanks rcrsn51 works a treat very simple
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 11:27    Post subject:  

Glad to help.

Have you tried scanning yet? I don't believe that your unit will be detected by Xsane, so I have posted the Canon scanning software here.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Aug 2012, 07:23    Post subject:  

Hi, excellent work !!

ip80 & ip90?

I hadn't tried ip100 with them.

Doing a road trip round oz nov and would be a VERY pleased to get these working on pup,then i can stop loading xp to print!
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2012, 10:20    Post subject: got it thanks  

after actually reading puppy setup instructions Rolling Eyes I got canon ip80 ip90 running with cups.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, 09:42    Post subject:  

For the benefit of other users, could you clarify some things?

1. What Puppy version are you using?

2. What is the correct model name of the first printer? Is it an i80 or an iP80?

3. I'm assuming that you used a Gutenprint driver when you did the install in CUPS. Which model did you choose for each printer?

I have posted above the official Canon iP90 driver. It may yield better quality output than the Gutenprint driver.
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