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Cannon MFb28Cw

Postby oldmoses » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:30 am

I'm really trying to make Mint work, really. However, I've gotten to the point of needing to mount a printer. I have a Cannon MFb28Cw All-in-One, actually I have 8 of them. Mint doesn't seem to know anything about this device. Any suggestions on how to get at least the printer to work?

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Canon supply their UFR driver for the MF 628CW

Postby pdc_2 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:04 pm

Hi oldmoses; welcome to the Mint forums;

So Canon supply their UFR driver for this: ... _downloads ....... I am guessing you have the MF 628CW

if you click to download and select to SAVE, it should by default end up in your Downloads directory;

if you open a terminal, and if you copy the commands below; one by one; and then paste each of the commands below into a terminal ......... it's the tv screen on the bottom bar .. and to paste into a terminal, right-click at the text prompt in the terminal and select PASTE from the options .... hitting the ENTER key after each paste;

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf linux-UFRII-drv-v340-02-usen.tar.gz

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cd linux-UFRII-drv-v340-02-usen

and the final command starts the install script; so if you watch it run, and look for any questions it may ask you;

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the script should 1) install the drivers and 2) register the printer with lpadmin on your system; and so an icon should appear in your PRINTERS folder, that is inside the ADMINISTRATION area ... just so you know but the big deal is

if you go to print in eg LibreOffice, there should be an option there, as the printer is registered; ........... BEWARE ...... Mint may have attempted to set up a printer; so there may be more than one icon alread?? If so, right-click on any icons in the PRINTERS folder ............ do look for it ........ under PROPERTIES for each printer icon, look in MAKE & MODEL and identify the one that says Canon UFR or similar ......... that should be the one that works ............ does it? ......... if it does, I suggest deleting any others, as they may well not work

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