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Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:20 pm

After a couple of attempts to get my printer working using the "hard" way.

I went to Canon site and downloaded cnijfilter-mp495series-3.40-1-deb to "Home", clicked on "install.sh", clicked "Run in terminal",
followed prompts and DAMN :D IT WORKS

Did same with scangearmp-mp495series-1.60-1-deb . Went to "terminal" typed scangearmp and NOW MY SCANNER WORKS :D :D
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:54 pm

@natchezjohn

Thanks so much for this! - I'm almost there, BUT what do you mean by "Run in terminal" pretty please?
- If I double click on 'install.sh' I just get a screen full of code of course ...

I'm trying to get this Canon multifunctional working for my old man whilst he is in hospital
- I did warn him against buying Canon but he usually doesn't listen to me despite being converted to Lovely Linux with a Minty Freshness by yours truly ...
I was amazed to find Canon now seem to supply the drivers, but how to install them if one ain't a programmer?! ...

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:16 pm

Right click on install.sh file and one of the choices is "Open in terminal" - Click it - and BINGO, just follow the prompts.
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:30 am

Thanks John!
- However when I try to open it, I am only offered options for 'gedit' or OpenOffice Word Processor
No choice for Terminal ...
I also tried directly copying the code into Terminal after I had opened it 'standalone', but copy & paste won't work of course ...
Frustrating or what?!

Suggestions and/or ideas gratefully received?!

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:24 pm

DOH! :oops: SORRY - Double click on install.sh and you will see the "Run in terminal" choice.
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:10 pm

John,
no apologies necessary mate! - I appreciate you trying to help ...
When I double click on install.sh, the code is automatically opened with gedit :? ...
Evidently my system is set up differently to yours :?: , although I thought I had all the default settings and updates with Mint 10 ...
Yours truly being an eternal optimist, I know I'll get there in the end, and I promise not to rant :wink:

According to another online forum, I need to change settings in Permissions for install.sh - But how and where?

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:32 pm

WELLLLLLLL - try Right Click, Properties (at the bottom)," Open With" tab, Select "Autorun Prompt".

That's how mine is set up. By default of course. I could NEVER have figured it out on my own.
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:20 am

Thanks again John!

I'm nearly-nearly there now
- Just stuck at the 'final hurdle' in Terminal ...

If you are interested you could follow my blundering progress in this forum :~

http://forums.computeractive.co.uk/show ... 738&page=2

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:10 am

Re: the "in terminal" installation.

Methinks, you think too much. As I remember (with my very old, cluttered mind) I merely, for the most part, accepted the default entries and hoped for the best. It worked.
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:12 pm

John,

you are correct of course! Printer now working - Yippee!

Scanner next ...
Downloaded zipped driver, extracted, ran install.sh in Terminal, but Simple Scan can't find the scanner?
- Any ideas of what you did pretty please?
(my father will be so chuffed to find all this working in Lovely Linux with a Minty Freshness when he gets out of hospital soon!!!)
I owe you an huge debt of gratitude for helping me with this :P
- Even making me realise it was possible, as I had previously though Canon were very hostile to Linux ...

Incidentally, I double clicked on install.sh and clicked again on the 'Run in Terminal' button which opened up Terminal and asked for system password ...
Seemed to run just fine, but how do I 'register' the scanner with the system?

scangearmp in Terminal does open a scanning menu of course, but it would be nice to have Simple Scan working too ...

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:05 pm

NO, simplescan won't work.

Just open a terminal and type - scangearmp and voila! you'll get scan window

Oh and open Control Center, select "Printing", make MP495 default.

That's it - I think, mayhaps, I hope, could be ...........
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:35 pm

Indeed John :( ...
- It seems a shame, but there we go etc ...

Don't know if it is just me, but I was brought up working for 'Big Blue' in the '80's when Technical Authors were respected ...
Not so these dayz, eh? :roll:

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:53 pm

Amazing, I was brought up working for Univac (who??) :lol:
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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby reactiv8 on Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:26 pm

I remember Univac! - I actually quite liked mainframe 'pooters - Kept me in a job in those days ...

Anyway, another online friend gave me this useful tip (Thanks Brian!) :~

While the scanner will not work with Xsane or Simple Scan you can add scangearmp to menu so you don't have to go to terminal and remember program name or open Gimp.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...1&postcount=45
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=43824

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Re: Mint 10 - Easy install of Canon MP495 printer

Postby natchezjohn on Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:01 am

In 1965 the Univac mainframe was BIG (big room size) and had less power than a cell phone - sheesh!

BTW - "add scangearmp to menu" how do I do that? NEVER MIND :D Found It at viewtopic.php?f=18&t=43824

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