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Old 11-08-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Canon driver downloads not working


I have a Canon Ip100 printer and it works fine with my other laptop (windows 7). BUT I've tried to download the Canon Ip100 drive for linux and although it downloads, the printer still does not work. Can anyone help?
 
Old 11-08-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

I've looked at the Canon website and I don't see any drivers for Linux offered; just Windows and Mac. You will have to tell us more about the driver you downloaded such as the name of the driver package, as well as what steps you have taken in trying to install the driver. Downloading alone does not install; you have to take additional steps to install driver packages.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #3
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ok - I downloaded iP100 Debian Linux driver tgz. it appears in my 'download' folder. I then went into preferences and chose permission, so that I could open it. However, I still cannot open it
 
Old 11-09-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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The tgz at the end of the filename indicates it's a zipped tarball, a compressed file. You need to uncompress it before you can do anything else with it. You can probably do this by right clicking on it and selecting an option from the context menu. There's probably one called 'Expand' or something like that. Or at a command prompt you can do

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$ tar xvf 'iP100 Debian Linux driver tgz'
Notice the quotes around the filename because it has spaces in it. (Does the filename really have spaces? They usually don't, but the way you've written it it has.)

What you do once you've uncompressed the file depends on what you end up with.


It will probably help if you tell us what version of Linux you are using. It may also help if you can tell us exactly what you downloaded and from where.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #5
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another Canon question. I have a 5d dslr and I need them drivers too. as far as coding goes, well, I know how to type. the last time I remember doing it was in grade school and trying to get a "turtle" around a square box. I'm talking pre-ms dos stuff.
 
Old 11-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #6
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another Canon question. I have a 5d dslr and I need them drivers too. as far as coding goes, well, I know how to type. the last time I remember doing it was in grade school and trying to get a "turtle" around a square box. I'm talking pre-ms dos stuff.
Please start your own thread rather than hijacking someone else's with your own question that has nothing to do with what the original poster is asking for help with.
 
Old 11-10-2011, 12:19 PM   #7
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Have a look at the links in this thread
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-2900b-911997/
 
  


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