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Old 07-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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getting downloaded rpm/cups and tar files into correct folders

Hi all
I have downloaded driver files from Canon Japan for my canon i560 printer.
They have been downloaded into my "home" folder. they are bj cups,2-4-0.tar.gz bjfiltercups,2-4-0.tar.gz and bjfilterpixus560i-2-4-0.tar.gz
How do I get them into where they need to be from here ?
Canon japan is the only place where linux drivers are available. and it it just showed a list of files available for the different printers.
I am virtually brand new at linux
Old 07-13-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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Chances are you'll need to extract the tar.gz files with tar -xzf <filename>. There will probably be instructions once you extract the tarball. If not, you should look for the ppd files, which go into /usr/share/cups/model in most distros. BTW, have you checked out -- lots of good info there about getting printing set up.

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Use a bit of command-line magic. Open a term window, su to root (you will probably need root authority to write to the directories you want to move these files into), then use the mv command (move) to get them where you want them.

Example: mv /home/<username>/bjfilterpixus560i-2-4-0.tar.gz /usr/local (or whereever you want the file to move to).

Edit: use these instructions, and the instructions from btmiller. Also, search the web for "newbie's linux manual'; it has many examples of command-line and other commands for the very-new-to-linux user.
Especially, look at the instructions for how to deal with tarballs (the .tar and .tar.gz files).

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 07-13-2005 at 09:18 PM.
Old 07-14-2005, 03:17 AM   #4
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Hi Guys
Thanks for the encouragement.
Opened up the files - Great Instructions ( I think) -
Unfortunately I don't read Japanese.
I will keep batting on.
I will get there eventually - it's just a matter of time.

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Re: Canon Drivers in Japanese

If you peruse the site it also has English translations as I also installed a Canon printer


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