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DouglasH
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Canon Printer

Post by DouglasH » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:15 am

Hi after a few months I finally decided to give Linux another try. This I installed on an old NEC Versa laptop that was only able to run Windows XP. Over a period of months the XP drivers started to get a bit flaky, so in with Linux Mint Cinammon 18.3. So far happy with the way things have gone, but as a I use a Canon TS5000 printer with my other Windows machines I am having a heck of a struggle trying to install drivers etc for this printer. I can get Mint to reconize the printer but when you try to select the appropiate unit in the driver list, nothing shows only a suggested one which will not work.
Any one got any ideas?/ if so would appreciate them..

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Douglas

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Re: Canon Printer

Post by jimallyn » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 am

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Re: Canon Printer

Post by DouglasH » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:43 am

Thanks for the links. Will investigate to morrow. The model number is TS5060 which Canon refers to as it's TS5000 series.
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Re: Canon Printer

Post by DouglasH » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:22 pm

Had a browse through the links, this morning. The only one that looks hopeful is the one refering to Ubunto. Question which version of that should I use??
My version on Mint is as follows. Linix Mint 18.2 "Sonya" Cinnamon 32bit. Version 3.4.3
I tried to install a driver from the Canon site, but failed dismally!! To used to Windows click and install, so I now have a interesting learning curve..
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Douglas

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Re: Canon Printer

Post by jimallyn » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:23 pm

Mint 18.x is based on Ubuntu 16.04.
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Re: Canon Printer

Post by DouglasH » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:50 pm

Finally got the drivers installed for the printer, last night. Unfortunately the instruction I were pointed to did not work. What I did was double clicked on the extracted file, which immediately bought up the Terminal file with every thing ready to start. Followed the instructions from that point on and all went according plan.
I not sure whether I was not doing things correctly or not at the start, I suspect I was. Any way all good now!!

Douglas

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