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natchezjohn
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Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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Levono H Series desktop with Canon MP495 hard wired, running Mint 10 within win 7.

Printer recognized (in "setup printer" - but NOT when I try to print) ) but not the drivers. When I try to boot the canon disk - no go. Searching for the drivers with disk in drive d doesn't work.

Please help me.
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Re: Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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Thank you - BUT - :oops: OMG, terminal, sudu, etc. Over my head I fear.

On my old box (with mint 9) with a 29.95 printer it worked "out of the box". Guess I need to downgrade pc & printer
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Re: Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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Gave up. It's over my (72 year old) head.....That's why Linux isn't #1!

Open a terminal and enter
Code:

cd /home/*/cnijfilter-mp495series-3.40-1-deb/packages

. (Enter your username where the astride is.)

Quote:
For 64 bit systems you need to replace cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_i386.deb, and cnijfilter-mp495series_3.40-1_i386.deb with cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_amd64.deb, and
cnijfilter-mp495series_3.40-1_amd64.deb. For the printer setup.
For the scanner replace scangearmp-common_1.60-1_i386.deb, and scangearmp-mp495series_1.60-1_i386.deb with scangearmp-common_1.60-1_amd64.deb, scangearmp-mp495series_1.60-1_amd64.deb. Everything else is the same.
Now enter
Code:

sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_i386.deb

and press enter.

Now enter
Code:

sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-mp495series_3.40-1_i386.deb

and press enter.

After that is complete go to System-Administration-Printing and click on Add.

If you have set up your printer on your network you should find it listed under Network Printing after a moment. (It takes a second for Ubuntu to find it on the network.)
Select the Canon-MP495-series_XX-XX-XX-XX-XX then click [Forward].
It will tell you that it is searching for Drivers. (wait for it.....)
In just a second a new window will appear asking for the Description of the Printer. Give it a name in the Location Field.

Now that you have a functioning MP495 printer, printing at a meager 600 DPI, lets make it better!

Change the Available Resolutions for Printing

Open another terminal and edit the first of two postscript files for this printer.
Code:

gksudo gedit /etc/cups/ppd/Canon-MP495.ppd

Find: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne

Then we are going to replace the text from: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne to: *CloseUI: *Resolution
With:
*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 4800dpi
*Resolution 600dpi/600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 1200dpi/1200 DPI: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/2400 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/4800 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 4800]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/9600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 9600]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

Save and close gedit.

Open another terminal and edit the second postscript file for this printer.
Code:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/ppd/canonmp495.ppd

Find: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne

Then we are going to replace the text from: *OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne to: *CloseUI: *Resolution
With:
*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 4800dpi
*Resolution 600dpi/600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 1200dpi/1200 DPI: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/2400 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/4800 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 4800]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400dpi/9600 DPI: "<</HWResolution[2400 9600]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

Save and close gedit.

Now restart the cups service.
with
Code:

sudo service cups restart

in Ubuntu 10.10 and I think 10.04 too.
or
Code:

sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

in previous verions.

You can now print with resolutions ranging from 600 DPI to 9600 DPI!
Enjoy.

For getting the scanner working download the drivers from here.

extract scangearmp-mp495series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz into your home directory.
Open terminal and type. (Replace the astride with your user name.)
Code:

cd /home/*/scangearmp-mp495series-1.60-1-deb

Code:

sudo ./install.sh

Then to use your scanner, open terminal and type.
Code:

scangearmp

SHEESH
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Re: Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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Well ugh - DON'T WORRY ABOUT ALL ABOVE
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
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Elisa

Re: Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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+1 :D
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Re: Can't install Canon MP495 printer

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Thanks Elisa,

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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