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Old 07-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
stewl
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Smile Hello. Canon MG5460


Hi Ive just registered and feel I should post my experiences with my new canon MG5460. I have it working but would like some help if someone has managed to get the software installer to work under Slackware. My install has been rather brutal but misses the functionality of the printer not working wireless under Slackware. I could also do with some tips on how to print cds. The scanner works like a dream
 
Old 07-20-2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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A guess, or could this work...

Have you tried to unzip either the Canon rpm or deb tar.gz printer driver file to convert either of them for Slackware, then returning them to tar.gz? Alternatively, would there be anything in these rpm or deb files in any variant that would help you?

I mention this because I installed my Canon MG5450 on openSUSE 12.2 from the tar.gz rpm file according to the linux guide I found on the Canon Support site. As the tar.gz file was unzipped the RPM was installed, there appeared a dialogue for installing the MG5450 as a wireless printer and that did the job.

My thought was that you could either use the same configuration function, installing from a modified tar.gz file or at least gain some information about what is going on when the dialogue configures the printer.

Have you seen this?

http://slackblogs.blogspot.dk/2012/0...lackhacks.html
 
Old 07-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tips I have it running the only thing not going is wireless printing from slackware14. I thought I would like to share as it is always good to find a printer that actually works with
slackware. With slackware I had to run either rpm2tgz or deb2tgz then I just loaded the tgz file with pkgtool. I feel this is rather brutal but it works except for the wireless. I did use ark then the script but the install script does not work under slackware. I am not proficient enough to repair it. I did see the bit for the wireless install in the script but did not try to do anything manually which I assume one with the necessary knowledge could do
 
  


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