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Canon MAXIFY MB5420 need drivers & software SOLVED

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Where do I find and how do I install the linux mint drivers and software for my new Canon MAXIFY MB5420 printer?
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Canon MAXIFY MB5420: I recommend the Canon drivers

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so should I assume/guess that you have installed Mint 19?

I ask because with Mint 19 came airprint-support; and your very fine MB is airprint-compatible; so one would have thought Mint would have spotted it and auto-configured it;

I assume it is recognised by the router, if it is wireless? Can you perhaps tell us?

you can check all is good with recognition by typing

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lpinfo -v
and hit the ENTER key: do you see the Canon listed there?

I would suggest installing the drivers that Canon supply;

that will mean copying each line of command below, 1 by 1; pasting each line into a terminal; and hitting the ENTER key; (then move to the next line ..)

how to open a terminal? It is the black TV on the bottom toolbar; or hold down the control and alt and t keys all at once: sort of like a piano chord ..

to paste into the terminal, if you right-click at the text prompt ......... the flashing light .. and look for PASTE in the menu that appears

OK: so go here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/cont ... 39901.html

and click to download and SAVE what will be cnijfilter2-5.40-1-deb.tar.gz ....( it should end up in your Downloads folder)

now do the copy and paste stuff ..

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf cnijfilter2-5.40-1-deb.tar.gz

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cd cnijfilter2-5.40-1-deb

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sudo ./install.sh
that last command runs an install script; to do things for you; watch as it runs; as it will ask you questions;
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Re: Canon MAXIFY MB5420 need drivers & software

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Thanks for the info!
Sorry I did not give you enough info but I'm still on v18.3 both 32bit and 64bit. Does that make a difference on the above instructions?

Yes using a wifi connection too
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Re: Canon MAXIFY MB5420 need drivers & software

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thanks; those instructions are all good for Mint 18

according to SANE, http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html#Z-CANON the scanner should work fine with simple scan or xsane

(as long as the MB is already talking to your router ..)
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Re: Canon MAXIFY MB5420 need drivers & software

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Perfect set-up!
Thank you very much!!
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Re: Canon MAXIFY MB5420 need drivers & software

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Well done! Just like a pro!

As it is your thread, if you go to the title of your first post and add SOLVED ...... you can bask in the glory of that! best wishes
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