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michael f-w
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Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:35 pm

I am new to Linux Mint after windows 10 up date consigned this laptop to the computer scrap heap. I used you-tube for help to install mint, and to load open office as this is my program of choose on my main computer. I tried and failed to get my Canon MP560 to load. I tried to install by USB, it saw it and loaded the soft wear, but the print test page was blanked off, and it would not print. Do you have any ideas?. Thank you.

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Re: Canon MP560

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:18 am

thank you I will try this .

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:46 am

ho dear that did not work, but thanks for trying. :?

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by Pierre » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:59 am

how old is that printer? some older printers should 'just install' from the Add-Printer dialogue in LinuxMint.

also try out this Guide:
http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/06/downl ... river.html
and see if that helps.
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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:20 pm

about 6 years Pierre i will check the thread.

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by pdc_2 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:11 am

so Michael: what Pierre meant was go to MENU at bottom left; go to ADMINISTRATION and then to PRINTERS folder

click the ADD button top-left; wait while it looks around; it should identify your printer; and configure it;

if it does; right-click on the icon that should appear in that PRINTERS folder; look in PROPERTIES and look at the line that says MAKE & MODEL: it should say MP560 .. if it does not, look for the CHANGE button to the right of that. select CANON from the list that appears; then scroll down to MP560 and select it; if Mint didn't get it right first time
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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:39 pm

oh dear i have tried that, all of it, i down loaded the deb file and loaded it but still no go. On one of the packets i got "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable! Libiff4 " at the moment i am going to use a USB drive that is why i have both open office on my PC,s.

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by pdc_2 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:12 pm

Dependency is not satisfiable! Libiff4 "
you need libtiff4 so go here to the Debian repositories https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/libtiff4

SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE ....... if you have 64bit Mint, select the amd package and click to download and install; then try the debian package again; alternative is:

Canon do supply a driver from here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/cont ... 36502.html so you can click to download the full package which is cnijfilter-mp560series-3.20-1-i386-deb.tar.gz

you can open a terminal; copy the commands below; paste into the terminal and hit the ENTER key for each command;

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf cnijfilter-mp560series-3.20-1-i386-deb.tar.gz

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cd cnijfilter-mp560series-3.20-1-i386-deb

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sudo ./install.sh
As you can see, it is a 32bit package; so if it doesn't go well, do 2 symbolic links

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sudo ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64

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sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib64
........ best to do a reboot if you need those; then try again!

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:08 am

thank you i will try that.

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:43 am

well folks i have tried all advice and nothing works. So i will stop playing and get back to work, and just down load work to USB and transferrer to my main PC. So thanks for your help,

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Re: Canon MP560

Post by michael f-w » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:29 am

Having finished the work I had to do, I gave my undivided attention to the printer and persuading it to work. It has thank you all for your help.

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