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Old 01-30-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Help installing Canon MG5620 printer


Just over a month learning Linux Mint 18.1.

I need help with a printer driver. I have installed a Canon MG5620 printer with scanner. It works but is VERY slow to print and the colors are not like what preview shows. I understand that Canon does have a driver for Lunix but I can't find out if it works with Mint 18.1.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 01-31-2017, 09:54 PM   #2
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There are 3 Linux Drivers for your printer on this page.

I suggest you install the one for Debian Canon PIXMA MG5620 Driver for Linux (debian Packagearchive) | IJ Printer Driver Ver. 5.00. Mint will except .deb packages but I wouldn't make it a habit.
http://supportdrivers.info/canon-pixma-mg5620-driver/

The other 2 drivers are for a Red Hat based system (rpm)

The driver is a cnijfilter 2-5.00-1- deb.tar.gz so after you download it you'll have to read the README file or the INSTALL file to find out how to install it.

Once install restart and see if Mint 18 runs your printer.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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Ztcoracat - Thanks so much for your reply. I downloaded the driver and clicked on the "install.sh" tab. The box came up asking "Do you want to run 'install.sh', or display its contents?"
Then below that was 'Run in Terminal' and 'Display'. I assume that I would want to Run in Terminal.

First a question - Should I uninstall the printer now before running the "install.sh", for will the new driver overwrite it.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-01-2017, 04:06 PM   #4
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Then below that was 'Run in Terminal' and 'Display'. I assume that I would want to Run in Terminal.
Your assumption is correct.

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Should I uninstall the printer now before running the "install.sh", for will the new driver overwrite it.
Only if you already have the exact same driver already installed.
 
Old 02-01-2017, 05:11 PM   #5
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Ztcoracat - Thanks for the info.

I uninstalled the printer, rebooted and clicked on the Run in Terminal. After putting in my password, the Terminal flicked and closed down. On the off chance, I rebooted again - no printer is installed. At this point I'm at a loss of how install the driver. Could you point me to a tutorial on how in do this?

Thanks again.
 
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I uninstalled the printer
I didn't want you to uninstall the printer just uninstall the driver if it was already installed.

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Add the Printer to the system first.
Than run the install.sh

Here's a tutorial to help you.
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/18

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Old 02-01-2017, 07:52 PM   #7
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Ztcoracat - Thanks you!!!

Will have to wait for a day or two before I can do this. Will let you know and if I don't have any problems will mark this thread as "Solved".

Thanks you again.
 
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Ztcoracat - Thanks you!!!

Will have to wait for a day or two before I can do this. Will let you know and if I don't have any problems will mark this thread as "Solved".

Thanks you again.
You're Very Welcome:-

Good Luck:-
 
Old 02-04-2017, 11:53 AM   #9
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Canon printers and scanners! Back in 2012, I bought a Canon iP2600 inkjet and tried to install it on Ubuntu, er, 10.04 was it then? It seemed to install but wouldn't work. I found the answer here on a post on Linux Questions. The driver which came down from the repository when I installed the printer was only the Canon 'common' driver. I also needed the 'specific' driver for my iP2600! The post here directed me to 'support-asia.canon-asia.com'. There I found a list of all Canon printers and scanners together with .deb and .rpm driver packages.
I downloaded the appropriate packages and installed them. Then I found I still needed a 'transitional' package for CUPS! Once I installed that, the printer worked.
Having moved to Ubuntu 16.04 MATE on this old (2005) HP desktop, installing the printer again gave me the error message that libtiff4 was missing. Now libtiff5 is what's in Ubuntu 16.04, but it wanted libtiff4. I searched and found that I could download and install libtiff4, and the printer is working again.
Perhaps the Canon support site will have the drivers for your printer?

I've just bought a HP all-in-one for wireless use with my laptop, and I've found that 'hplips' installed on both the laptop and this old desktop PC allows me to use the HP printer and scanner on both machines! Far easier than a Canon.
 
Old 02-05-2017, 01:04 AM   #10
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What driver are you using right now? Have you tried using a generic postscript or pcl driver? in CUPS, there are many Canon drivers available. Try one that closest matches you canon model.
 
Old 02-07-2017, 03:34 PM   #11
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I downloaded the Canon site from post #6. Installed it per instructions but the printer still is VERY slow and the colors are not correct.

It appears that this download (from Canon) is the same one that Linux Mint 18.1 installed when I first installed the printer in December.

I'm still not sure what I am looking for. All the .rpm drivers, CUPS, deb and other terms talked about in this and other forums are still over my head.

Still working on it. Thanks for all help.
 
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I downloaded the Canon site from post #6. Installed it per instructions but the printer still is VERY slow and the colors are not correct.

It appears that this download (from Canon) is the same one that Linux Mint 18.1 installed when I first installed the printer in December.

I'm still not sure what I am looking for. All the .rpm drivers, CUPS, deb and other terms talked about in this and other forums are still over my head.

Still working on it. Thanks for all help.
You're Welcome.
 
  


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