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Old 09-16-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
Ralphc
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Installing Canon MX-860 wireless printer in Xubuntu


I've been running Xubuntu 9.04 for the past couple of months but have difficulty installing my Canon MX-860 wireless printer. Everything else works perfectly and connects wirelessly to internet. Since I run a couple of other Win based computers, printing from the Toshiba 1100 laptop hasn't been a problem. It would be an advantage.

I tried to install the latest Xubuntu distro on the Toshiba and it installed but could not connect to the wireless Atheros card.

Where should I start? get Distro 10.04 working first or try and install the printer with the existing distro?

Thanks
 
Old 09-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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I went here --> http://www.openprinting.org/printers your printer isn't listed. This site is the standard place to look for supported printers. I suspect you will either have to write your own driver, or wait for someone else to write one.

Canon is not open source friendly.

An Antheros card should work out of the box. Open a console, run the command :

'ifconfig'
'iwconfig'
and

'lsmod' ( all commands with out quotes ), and post the results.
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:33 AM   #3
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Xubuntu 10.04 connection problems

Cliff, I appreciate your suggestions. After much waiting I downloaded Xubuntu 10.04 and installed it. It runs with the following problems:

My wireless Atheros card connects to the router ( it tells me so)but the error message, "Can't find the server" appears so I can't connect to internet. It keeps requesting the password which I insert - to no effect.

When going to suspend mode the screen is covered with many vertical lines such that the raster almost obliterates the background. Its in some wierd screen mode.

After much experimenting I was finally able to save the results of the commands: lsmod, ifconfig, and iwconfig and save it to a usb drive. I hadn't done this before so the exercise was useful.

The file is saved as an Abiword file, so I apologize if the format is not correct for this forum, since I haven't tried to do this on this forum before. At looking at the choices, perhaps I can paste it: here goes.

Sorry that didn't work- can't paste a copy from XP.

Let me try in a follow up.

Ralph
 
Old 09-19-2010, 01:04 PM   #4
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follow up

Here are the three files.





ralph@ralph-laptop:~/Desktop$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 3249 1
nls_cp437 4919 1
vfat 8933 1
fat 47767 1 vfat
ipt_MASQUERADE 1407 1
xt_state 1098 1
ipt_REJECT 1928 2
xt_tcpudp 2011 4
iptable_filter 2271 1
nf_nat_h323 5077 0
nf_conntrack_h323 46926 1 nf_nat_h323
nf_nat_pptp 1920 0
nf_conntrack_pptp 4413 1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_conntrack_proto_gre 4021 1 nf_conntrack_pptp
nf_nat_proto_gre 1259 1 nf_nat_pptp
nf_nat_tftp 716 0
nf_conntrack_tftp 2893 1 nf_nat_tftp
nf_nat_sip 5108 0
nf_conntrack_sip 15389 1 nf_nat_sip
nf_nat_irc 1124 0
nf_conntrack_irc 3332 1 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_ftp 1836 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 5381 1 nf_nat_ftp
iptable_nat 4414 1
nf_nat 15735 9 ipt_MASQUERADE,nf_nat_h323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_nat_proto_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp ,iptable_nat
nf_conntrack_ipv4 10672 4 iptable_nat,nf_nat
nf_conntrack 61583 18 ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_state,nf_nat_h323,nf_conntrack_h323,nf_nat_pptp,nf_conntrack_pptp,nf_conntrack_pro to_gre,nf_nat_tftp,nf_conntrack_tftp,nf_nat_sip,nf_conntrack_sip,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ ftp,nf_conntrack_ftp,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_defrag_ipv4 1073 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
ip_tables 9991 2 iptable_filter,iptable_nat
x_tables 14299 6 ipt_MASQUERADE,xt_state,ipt_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,iptable_nat,ip_tables
arc4 1153 2
snd_intel8x0 25588 6
fbcon 35102 71
tileblit 2031 1 fbcon
font 7557 1 fbcon
bitblit 4707 1 fbcon
softcursor 1189 1 bitblit
snd_ac97_codec 100646 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 1002 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 35308 0
vga16fb 11385 0
vgastate 8961 1 vga16fb
snd_mixer_oss 13746 3 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 70662 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_dummy 1338 0
snd_seq_oss 26726 0
snd_seq_midi 4557 0
ath5k 121792 0
snd_rawmidi 19056 1 snd_seq_midi
mac80211 205146 1 ath5k
ath 7611 1 ath5k
snd_seq_midi_event 6003 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
cfg80211 126517 3 ath5k,mac80211,ath
led_class 2864 1 ath5k
snd_seq 47263 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
radeon 674824 2
snd_timer 19098 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm 49943 1 radeon
snd_seq_device 5700 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcmcia 33024 0
drm_kms_helper 29297 1 radeon
joydev 8708 0
ppdev 5259 0
drm 162409 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
yenta_socket 20408 3
snd 54148 18 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_ti mer,snd_seq_device
i2c_algo_bit 5028 1 radeon
parport_pc 25962 1
psmouse 63245 0
intel_agp 24119 1
video 17375 0
rsrc_nonstatic 10015 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 32964 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
serio_raw 3978 0
soundcore 6620 3 snd
snd_page_alloc 7076 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
output 1871 1 video
shpchp 28820 0
agpgart 31724 3 ttm,drm,intel_agp
lp 7028 0
parport 32635 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
8139too 18545 0
usb_storage 39425 1
8139cp 16186 0
mii 4381 2 8139too,8139cp
floppy 53016 0
ralph@ralph-laptop:~/Desktop$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:3f:8b:3e:58
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:140392 (140.3 KB) TX bytes:140392 (140.3 KB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:18:02:5d:33:96
inet addr:10.42.44.1 Bcast:10.42.44.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::218:2ff:fe5d:3396/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:359 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:65 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:15477 (15.4 KB) TX bytes:14298 (14.2 KB)

ralph@ralph-laptop:~/Desktop$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"ve3bbm"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:24:17:AC:79:AD
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=61/70 Signal level=-49 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

ralph@ralph-laptop:~/Desktop$
 
Old 09-19-2010, 07:03 PM   #5
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Are you running DHCP ( your router assigning IP addresses ) or did you statically define an IP address?

Does the address
Quote:
10.42.44.1
make sense to you? This is a private class A address. The mask that is set is for a class C network.
 
Old 09-20-2010, 06:56 AM   #6
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installing MX-860 printer in Xubuntu

Yes, I am running DHCP in the router and always have when running the previous distro with no problems.

I did note the difference in IP addresses between the two installations but didn't know what to do about it. I now have 10.04 running but no connection the internet. I could always re install 9.04 as that seems trouble free.

Thanks for your observations.

Ralph
 
Old 09-20-2010, 08:17 AM   #7
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The question is, is this 10.42.44.1 valid for your router configuration? Most home routers are set up for class C addresses, example 192.168.0.x Some systems assign a IP address if DHCP fails. It may have nothing to do with the router configuration, and the result is fail to communicate.

Can you connect to your router and verify the range of IP addresses your server is set up to assign?
 
Old 09-21-2010, 08:30 AM   #8
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installing MX-860 printer in Xubuntu

I edited the wireless connection and suddenly was connected but not for long. There were great pauses in the computer and then it disconnected me, but I did look at the setup and the IP address had changed to something similar to what I had before i.e. addresses beginning with 192.etc. I didn't mark them down but I have not been able to connect since and I am beginning to think this old laptop is on its last legs.

I can't boot from disk to try a fresh install and some other strange things happen so I suggest no further troubleshooting on this problem.

Your help is much appreciated. I will probably be back to the forum with another laptop and fresh distro update.

Many thanks

Ralph
 
  


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