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Old 03-07-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
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Settng up Canon Multifunction USB printer

Suse 9 installation did not recognize my printer and did not have the model (Canon Multipass F60) listed on the manual selection. When I typed "lsusb" I received the following information:

linux:/sbin # lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04a9:261e Canon, Inc.

Since there is some recognition by my system of the device, is there a way I can set it up for at least printing capabilities. If not printing, maybe just for scanning images. I'll take what I can get


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Old 03-08-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:57 AM   #3
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This thread was an old one! It seems that new Canon printers still are a bit problematic with Linux. I just bought an MP150 and there were no drivers for Linux shipped. I have read earlier about turboprintas having drivers that give the printer capabilities of Canon machines. Also S500 S800 seem to give some use of the printer in Linux. Does anyone have a better suggestion? Could You make the scanner work?

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Turbo print costs a lot but it is very good. I have the demo running and am toying with the idea of paying the dosh soon.

The scanner works with sane -

"The sane-pixma library implements a SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) backend that provides access to Canon PIXMA multi-function devices (All-in-one printers). Currently, the following models work with this backend:
MultiPASS MP700 (no grayscale)"

and I have found that although Yast2 (yes, I use SuSE) cannot accept that the scanner is working it does in fact work and I have been scanning maps tonight with great results.
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