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Old 05-22-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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installing canon pixma mp140


hello

I am using kubuntu and am trying to use a canon pixma mp140 printer, however it was not in the list of drivers. So I have install the driver files from canon:

cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_i386.deb
scangearmp-common_1.10-2_i386.deb
scangearmp-mp140series_1.10-2_i386.deb

When I installed cnijfilter-mp140series_2.80-1_i386.deb it didn't work so I installed cnijfilter-mp140series_2.80-2_i386.deb instead, which seemed to work fine. However, after I set up the printer it came up with the error:

"Missing driver:

Printer 'MP140-series2' requires the 'pstocanonij' program but it is not currently installed. Please install it before using this printer."

And I can't seem to find the 'pstocanonij' program anywhere.

Does anyone have any idea how to solve this?

Any help is apprecieted.
Thanks
 
Old 05-24-2009, 01:22 AM   #2
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You don't say if you installed all of the drivers you listed above. If not then you will need to install them all.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 04:47 AM   #3
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I tried to install the files from canon:

cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_i386.deb
scangearmp-common_1.10-2_i386.deb
scangearmp-mp140series_1.10-2_i386.deb
cnijfilter-mp140series_2.80-1_i386.deb

But when I installed cnijfilter-mp140series_2.80-1_i386.deb it didn't work so I installed cnijfilter-mp140series_2.80-2_i386.deb instead.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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pstocanonij is a cups filter. You need to find it, and make a softlink to it: '/usr/lib/cups/filter/pstocanonij. If you have a '/usr/lib64/cups/filter directory, put a link to the filter in there too. Use 'locate pstocanonij' to find the filter. You make links using 'ln -s'
 
Old 05-27-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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'locate pstocanonij' and 'whereis pstocanonij' both returned nothing. I don't think that 'pstocanonij' is anywhere on my computer, do you know where I could get it from?
 
Old 04-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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The model number Canon PIXMA MP140.

Method 1:
You may refer to the below links and use the troubleshooters. Check if it lists and helps resolve any issues: Open the Printer troubleshooter:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer

Method 2:
You may check if you have the latest drivers installed for the device. You may refer to the below link for getting the latest drivers and check –
Canon PIXMA MP140 Driver

Good Luck.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Hi,

@myhs90

Your reference links do not provide driver information for Gnu/Linux. OSX or Microsoft, no real help to anyone wanting to configure this printer for Gnu/Linux from those sites.

You should check the post/thread dates first and then be sure the information you provide is constructive to the thread. Especially when the thread is that old.

Last edited by onebuck; 04-09-2012 at 03:28 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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thought it would be useful to the addition of new software.

thanks for the warning.
 
  


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