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Canon Printer Driver Installation

Postby shempshere on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:23 am

I know that out of the box both Linux Mint 11 and now the latest release of Linux Mint Debian do not support certain Canon printer types, such as the MF4150, but there is a printer driver (see below) that can be installed to support these printers. I have been able to install this driver on Linux Mint 11 but for some reason not able to install it on the latest release of LMDE. The installer reports an unsatisfied dependency for "cupsys" which appears to be already installed as part of the base.

Any assistance would be appreciated.


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Re: Canon Printer Driver Installation

Postby Elisa on Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:23 pm

Hello,

type (copy/paste) here the whole error message.
Maybe (re)installing the dependencies will help you.

Or maybe *but this is a bit else) - this could help you too.
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Re: Canon Printer Driver Installation

Postby acerimusdux on Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:56 am

Just a couple thoughts:

1. that's probably a 32-bit driver, so may not work if you are running a 64-bit Mint.
2. the notes say the driver requires Ghostscript; so you might want to check that ghostscript, ghostscript-cups, and ghostscript-x are installed.
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Re: Canon Printer Driver Installation

Postby shempshere on Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks for the feedback. I apologize for the delay in responding as I was consumed with some work stuff.

In response to your suggestions / comments:

- I am running the 32-bit version of LMDE as this is an older PC.
- I will double-check the dependencies you noted to make sure they are present.

Also and for what it is worth, I did a separate test to see if it would help the troubleshooting process by installing Mepis 11 on a Virtual Box VM and was able to successfully install the Canon drivers. I know that is an entirely different distro but I wanted to make sure I was not doing something wrong in the installation process.

Updates to follow later this evening.

Thanks.
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