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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:46 pm

Wompoo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:10 am
Thanks for the reply Joe. I will try it tomorrow.
But one question: ".rpm" files? Not ".deb"?
I don't understand why you have to hunt down drivers from Canon sites from all over the world. I know I found my ip1800 driver on another Asian site.

Wouldn't you think that if there were a Linux driver, and you were in the US or Canada, they would at least point you to it?!?!

And if the question is liability or licensing, don't they realize you're going to hunt it down anyway? I've been using outside US Linux drivers for about 10 years now.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by jimallyn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:46 pm
Wouldn't you think that if there were a Linux driver, and you were in the US or Canada, they would at least point you to it?!?!
Probably a matter of company doesn't care.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:22 pm

jimallyn wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:46 pm
Wouldn't you think that if there were a Linux driver, and you were in the US or Canada, they would at least point you to it?!?!
Probably a matter of company doesn't care.
I know with my iP6700 they couldn't publish the CD printing driver in the US because of Philips having an exclusive license in the US for CD printing.

I had to reset my printer to "European mode;" and then go to the UK site to get the driver to allow CD printing. Since then either the Philips license has expired, or Canon et al pay Philips to allow CD printing on their machines.

I also had to pull out a thin strip of plastic, that took 2 seconds, and then by the tray on eBay; they were all over the place.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Joe2Shoe » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:37 am

Just extract the .rpm, then inside the extracted folder, extract the .tar
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Wompoo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:32 am

Joe2Shoe wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:37 am
Just extract the .rpm, then inside the extracted folder, extract the .tar
Joe,
My computer will not accept .rpm files.
Besides, I could not find any drivers on that site. Just instruction manuals.
Might be my limited navigating skills.

My plan is to install Linux Mint 17.2 32 bit KDE alongside this operating system and install the old drivers on that.
I have sufficient room.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:44 am

Wompoo wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:32 am
Joe2Shoe wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:37 am
Just extract the .rpm, then inside the extracted folder, extract the .tar
Joe,
My computer will not accept .rpm files.
Besides, I could not find any drivers on that site. Just instruction manuals.
Might be my limited navigating skills.

My plan is to install Linux Mint 17.2 32 bit KDE alongside this operating system and install the old drivers on that.
I have sufficient room.
Download the .rpm file.

Right click.

Open with File Roller, Engrampa or Ark, whichever you have installed.

Extract the files to a folder, like Canon Driver or Test or something like that. Then, work with the files in the extracted archive.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

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When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Wompoo » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:15 am

I could not get that to work arch.
My package installer froze up each time I tried it.

I have second hard drive with the same operating system installed on it. I do have the printer working in that operating system.
Maybe I can find out how to transfer the files from one system to the other.

Can someone reading this tell me if this is possible and if so, give me instructions please?
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by mrjimphelps » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 am

Wompoo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 pm
mrjimphelps wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm
........................................

If you would prefer dual boot over virtual machine, you could install Mint 17.2 on a flash drive as Linux Live with persistent storage, then get your printer working in Linux Live. That wouldn't take up any of your hard drive space.
That is a creative suggestion, thanks.
I have had little success with virtual machine installation. Besides, the portability of the USB live drive has distinct advantages.
I have yet to successfully copy a operating system ISO to a USB, but will persist and try again. All my attempts so far have failed.
But that is a matter for another thread....................
To make a Linux Live flash drive, you will need to use a program such as Unetbootin to create it. You can install Unetbootin by searching for it in Synaptics.

Once Unetbootin is installed, you will tell it where you have stored your .ISO file for Mint 17.2, and you will tell it how much persistent storage you want to set up on the flash drive. Unetbootin will then create the Linux Live flash drive.

Once the Linux Live flash drive is created, make sure that "external drive" appears before your hard drive in the computer's boot order, then boot to the flash drive.

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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Wompoo » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 am

mrjimphelps wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 am
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To make a Linux Live flash drive, you will need to use a program such as Unetbootin to create it. ................................
Thanks Mr. Jim.

I assume the term "Linux Flash Drive" is synonymous with "USB drive"?
I will try making a USB copy of the operating system again (Flash drive?) and give it another go. I can't recall how I made the other ones that I tried without success.
Thanks for the instructions.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Wompoo » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:27 pm

I have now successfully installed working drivers in both my 64 bit computers.Thanks for assistance from phd21 and for guiding information on this site:

http://tipsonubuntu.com/2016/08/14/cano ... ntu-16-04/

However, we ended up with some differences to the recommendations above.
One that will obvious, is that cndrvcups-common is not installed.
I will post screenshots of the installed packages for anyone else who may be experiencing difficulty installing this Canon Pixma iP1600 printer.
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Printer Files installed in synaptic.png
Scangearmp-common-64.png
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by phd21 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:07 am

Hi Wompoo,

You are welcome...
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by naseeb » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm

Wompoo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 pm
mrjimphelps wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm
........................................

If you would prefer dual boot over virtual machine, you could install Mint 17.2 on a flash drive as Linux Live with persistent storage, then get your printer working in Linux Live. That wouldn't take up any of your hard drive space.
I faced this thing, and want to know, why Linux Mint Live detects both HP and Canon printer readily, but not installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon?

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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm

naseeb wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Wompoo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 pm
mrjimphelps wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:39 pm
........................................

If you would prefer dual boot over virtual machine, you could install Mint 17.2 on a flash drive as Linux Live with persistent storage, then get your printer working in Linux Live. That wouldn't take up any of your hard drive space.
I faced this thing, and want to know, why Linux Mint Live detects both HP and Canon printer readily, but not installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon?
Neither one is working, or just the Canon?

Canon has not made very many Linux drivers since x86_64 took over. They also relegated most of the Linux drivers they had to other sections of the world. You may have to look on Canon Asia website to find a copy of a Linux driver, and then you still have to jump through hoops to get it installed. If it's not included in Glutenprint, like my iP6700, then installation can be difficult.

The HP should be seen by HPlip. Or is it ljp?

The reason Mint sees it is because it reports it's identity through the USB bus. Seeing it and being able to use it are two different things.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Wompoo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 am

naseeb wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm
.......................
I faced this thing, and want to know, why Linux Mint Live detects both HP and Canon printer readily, but not installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon?
Are you running 64 bit software on a 64 bit system?
If so, you will need to run this to get your computer to run 32 bit software:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
sudo apt-get install libatk1.0-0:i386 libc6:i386 libcairo2:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
The drivers I installed (as above), are all 32 bit.
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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by naseeb » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm
naseeb wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Wompoo wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 pm


I faced this thing, and want to know, why Linux Mint Live detects both HP and Canon printer readily, but not installed Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon?
Neither one is working, or just the Canon?

Canon has not made very many Linux drivers since x86_64 took over. They also relegated most of the Linux drivers they had to other sections of the world. You may have to look on Canon Asia website to find a copy of a Linux driver, and then you still have to jump through hoops to get it installed. If it's not included in Glutenprint, like my iP6700, then installation can be difficult.

The HP should be seen by HPlip. Or is it ljp?

The reason Mint sees it is because it reports it's identity through the USB bus. Seeing it and being able to use it are two different things.
I could use HP all-in-one 2130 and Canon ip2872 both very much smoothly in Live Linux Mint 18.3. Both the printers were installed automatically and function flawless. Installed Linux Mint can't install Canon at all, HP is said to be already installed (when i tried to install) but didn't work or show in simple scan app. Later on could work with HP.
WHY LIVE CD CAN DO WHAT INSTALLED OS CAN'T DO?

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Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

Post by Arch_Enemy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:33 pm

naseeb wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:06 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm
naseeb wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:20 pm


Neither one is working, or just the Canon?

Canon has not made very many Linux drivers since x86_64 took over. They also relegated most of the Linux drivers they had to other sections of the world. You may have to look on Canon Asia website to find a copy of a Linux driver, and then you still have to jump through hoops to get it installed. If it's not included in Glutenprint, like my iP6700, then installation can be difficult.

The HP should be seen by HPlip. Or is it ljp?

The reason Mint sees it is because it reports it's identity through the USB bus. Seeing it and being able to use it are two different things.
I could use HP all-in-one 2130 and Canon ip2872 both very much smoothly in Live Linux Mint 18.3. Both the printers were installed automatically and function flawless. Installed Linux Mint can't install Canon at all, HP is said to be already installed (when i tried to install) but didn't work or show in simple scan app. Later on could work with HP.
WHY LIVE CD CAN DO WHAT INSTALLED OS CAN'T DO?
Boot the live CD and see what drivers are installed (use Synaptic) and have a look if Gutenprint is installed by default in the Live version.

Also while in Live mode look and see what the Printers section in Control Panel says.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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