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Old 05-04-2009, 06:15 AM   #1
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Help Needed to Install Canon PIXMA MP130 Inkjet Printer to Ubuntu 8.10


Hello to All...I am "LGP" and I am new to Linux, I installed the Ubuntu 8.10 but cannot install Canon PIXMA MP130 InkJet Printer. I have a Dell GX-400 P4, 1GB RAM, and I have searched in Canon USA, Asia and Europe for the Driver in Linux without success. Finally I read about Open source Drivers (CUPS - Gutenprint), but I don't understand quite well the how to in Linux.

I need help urgently, will appreciate any help; Thank you...
 
Old 05-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
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I just did a google search and this was the first result:
http://swik.net/Ubuntu/Only+Ubuntu/H...r+Driver/b4fu3

HAve you tried this yet?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 10:52 AM   #3
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Ubuntu and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 05-17-2009, 02:03 AM   #4
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Help Needed to Install Canon PIXMA MP130 to Ubuntu 8.10

First of all, let me thank you for taking your time to search and sharing with me. Your findings did help. I finally installed my Canon printer, and it's working fine, although it only prints in black and grayscales...Better than nothing. I will search to see how to have colours.

You know Phin666, I had bounced up with that mambo.kuhp.kyoto...site, but I never realized that the instructions had to be plug by shell, terminal or whatever Linux calls it. And just to illustrate the Community, I also learned that Ubuntu does not come with the tools required to install pkgs..you need to install the pkg build-essential for making the pkg and checkinstall and so it can be placed into the pkg mgr. This tip is berried in the Community Ubuntu Documentation (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo) page 1/5. Now I understand why when consulting with friends of mines that are Computer Specs, they always avoid the theme...The system, Linux, is great for free, but learning curve is very steep. Gosh, I have read like a deamon this last month, and I'am just begining...

Thanks again, the forum is also great, how someday I can contribute with something worthwhile so the rest of users can also be benefited, Regards..lgp
 
Old 05-17-2009, 04:51 AM   #5
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... but I never realized that the instructions had to be plug by shell, terminal or whatever Linux calls it. And just to illustrate the Community, I also learned that Ubuntu does not come with the tools required to install pkgs..you need to install the pkg build-essential for making the pkg and checkinstall and so it can be placed into the pkg mgr.
The usual way of installing software into *bunutu is via a package manager like synaptic. It is only if the distro doesn't provide packages pre-built in its repositories (and you may have to enable extra repos, because, by default, it can be a pretty minimal set that is enabled) that you need to compile from source.

So, while I agree that its an oversight, most new users shouldn't be hit by it, as they should be using a package manager; the more experienced will already have a good idea of the solution.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #6
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Canon PIXMA MP130 Printer installation

Thank you Salasi, is good to know, someone out-there is trying to help. I imagine my printer is one of those that do not have support in Linux, but even so I get thru with the help of all you guys...lgp
 
  


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