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Old 10-10-2005, 05:48 AM   #1
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canon printer

As a newbie trying out various distrib I quite like mepis. It has listed in the printer set up a canon bjc8200 printer which seems to work with my canon s750 printer.
Does anyone know of other distrib which have canon printers listed.
With mepis I do not have sound, although not essential it would be nice and wondered if another distrib might solve the problem.
Have tried Kanotix & Knoppix with no luck.
Old 10-10-2005, 12:00 PM   #2
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From another newbie...don't know about the printer thing, but if you have no sound maybe your sound card doesn't have a driver in mepis. ALSA, Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, "was developed as a method of modularizing and standardizing sound for Linux. If your Linux distribution already supports your sound card, then you don't need ALSA." (quoted from an ALSA tutorial by Todd) Do you know what sound card you have? Todd's tutorial was written for the Yamaha DS-XG, which is what I have. If you're interested in this tutorial, I have a copy and could email it in a text file (or a search online might turn it up). In the end, I discovered my own problem was that the speakers were (blush) unplugged from power source, ah well. Good luck--
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Thanks for the advice. Not certain but I think I have a realtek sound card.
Old 10-11-2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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Maybe you have try Mandriva.My Canon i455 works as bjc7100 i think.No problems with sound.What is your sound card.Common sound cards are detected automatically.

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Mandrake and Mandriva support a fair amount of Canons, as well as HP, Samsung, Epson, IBM, and others.


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