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Old 08-17-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
tommytomato
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Printer Driver Canon MP370


Hi all

Running FC5 as we speak, I keep getting bugged by a screen thats asking me for a driver to install printer driver.

I dont see on in the list it shows

Printer is a Canon MP370, has the scanner with it.

and one else come aross this problem can help me out please, or even where to find a driver, because I google and couldn't find one.

this is what I'm running
http://www.canon.com.au/products/all...0_drivers.html

TT

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Old 08-17-2006, 11:58 AM   #2
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Sadly, Canon sux in regard to Linux support. They are a pretty linux-unfriendly company, and don't release their interface specs so that good drivers can be written. Linuxprinting.org doesn't seem to even list yours, even as a paperweight.

But there is a proprietary printer driver available. The Turboprint driver says it supports the MP370. You have to pay for it though.

The scanner, however, seems to be even worse off. Not only does SANE not show any supported drivers, but even the proprietary VueScan doesn't support it on Linux.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 07:34 PM   #3
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Sadly, Canon sux in regard to Linux support. They are a pretty linux-unfriendly company, and don't release their interface specs so that good drivers can be written. Linuxprinting.org doesn't seem to even list yours, even as a paperweight.

But there is a proprietary printer driver available. The Turboprint driver says it supports the MP370. You have to pay for it though.

The scanner, however, seems to be even worse off. Not only does SANE not show any supported drivers, but even the proprietary VueScan doesn't support it on Linux.
Thanks David

I had a good look around for a driver and never found one either, its a shame I cant use the MP370 on the FC5 GUI, I'll just have to switch over to XP when needed to print, bummer was planning on going straight into Linux FC5 its turning out to be good for us to use.

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Old 08-18-2006, 04:02 AM   #4
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You can download Turbo Print and try it for free. It will print out for free at 300DPI but 600DPI and above will have a turbo print logo. I tried all the free drivers and workarounds with my Canon IP4000R but found Turbo Print actually worked with little hassle and I can do ALMOST everything that I can do in windows. Doesnt do remaining ink in cartridges, and I haven't tried CD printing yet although it says it can. I liked it so much I ended up buying it.

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