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Old 07-04-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Canon Pixma MX350 connection problem


I'm trying to make my Canon Pixma MX350 network printer work with Lubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell 3.8.

Cups (or the Gnome printer manager) can't find it on the network just by scanning. I managed to add the printer to Cups though by specifying the MAC address manually. Still it doesn't respond to print jobs. Cups says (or the printer is saying to Cups?):
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"cannot specify model number"
I've used the 32 bit driver on my 64 bit Lubuntu in the past, a much older driver though (ver. 3.30) downloaded from Canon. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. So due to recent total refusal of the printer to respond, I removed it from the system and now I reinstalled it with a newer driver, from this ppa (ver. 3.9something). Still 32 bit though as that repo doesn't have the 64bit flavour either, at least not for this model.

This printer does accept print jobs though from Ubuntu and Windows on another machine on the same network. Ubuntu has it installed with the older driver.
Here is a longer error log from Cups: http://pastie.org/8101197.
Now I went back to the old driver because it works on Ubuntu on the other pc. I also switched the printer connection from Wlan to wired LAN to exclude wireless flakiness. The Cups error message then turns into:
Code:
"cannot load library"
 
Old 07-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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http://www.openprinting.org/printer/...on-PIXMA_MX350
NO 64bit ?
Put it on a small 32bit server?

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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sorry, I don't understand your post. Could you elaborate what you're trying to say?
 
Old 07-06-2013, 03:59 AM   #4
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I am thinking about a try: connect your canon to an older spare PC with a distro32 bits and with a wlan access (acting like a server).
For the reason there is no 64bit driver for that printer, perhaps there are compatibility issues with a 64bit distro and that printer driver.
This would be a workaround, dont solve directly your issue, but perhaps you can think about it.
Additional advantage: you could put a big HDD on that old PC and you could use it as a data server, too.

Personally I have a HP printer which only works with a ASUS notebook (USB wired) in the house.
When I want to print files made on another PC, then I transfer the files on a central server in the house, directory "ToPrint".
And later, when the notebook is connected with the hp printer, I print the files which are in "ToPrint".
This is a workaround, too, because I didnt wanted to buy another printer (I dont have the money for it).
And: this is acceptable for the whole family.
 
Old 07-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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Raspberry Pi - print server

actually, I've thought about a similar thing. I have a Raspberry Pi lying around that is useless for what I had intended with it.
Id i'm gonna use it as a print server, other than sharing it on the network, I wonder if I can monitor and record all print jobs and from which computer they were sent, how many pages etc. Could I do that just with Cups or is there another good software for that?
 
  


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