Printer problems Canon IP4500 and Ubuntu 109
Hi there. I'm new to Linux. My son installed it. First, I was pleased. Then I was angry: we have three printers in the house. It was incompatible with them all (when I connected the printer, it did not automatically install it. Now I'm frustrated. I have been to sites to find out what version of Linux I have. I am not a techie. I worked out how to get into the black terminal screen. I worked out how to write the command uname -a and got the answer Ubuntu 109. I don't know what this means but I then worked out how to put a command in $ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-ip4500series to install the printer. It asked me for my password. I entered the password I use to open the user interface when I turn on the laptop. No dice. I need to distribute posters this pm. I will have to spend more money, going into town to get them from there. Not great. Any help appreciated. Advice, guidance, kind words of encouragement....