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Old 01-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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Canon MF4370DN Drivers


Does anyone know where to get a linux driver for this? Canon doesn't seem to make linux drivers at all.... so annoying.

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Old 01-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Sadly, Canon is one of the least linux-friendly makers out there. They've made a small effort to provide drivers in the past, but most of their stuff is simply unsupported. I used to have one of their scanner-paperweights myself.

The links in my sig list most of the available drivers. If it's not listed anywhere there, then you're probably outta luck.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #3
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I don't see any MF (multi function) printers listed at all. With HP, a lot of times you could use a normal printer driver for their all-in-one's that would (clearly) only drive the printer. For example with a PSC2110 you can use the Deskjet 960 driver to simply print to it. Is there something like this for this Canon?

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:59 AM   #4
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MF4370DN

http://www.openprinting.org/show_pri...m=Canon-MF4270

May be, it can use the MF41xx drivers, like MF4270.?

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:13 AM   #5
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hmm I installed it and it shows up in my printers... but nothing happens when I print something. When I go into the settings page and click "print a test page", I get

"There was an error during the CUPS operation. 'client-error-document-format-not-supported'.

Is this a sign that the driver wont work? Or is something setup wrong?

I was going to post on the linuxfoundation forum, so I signed up for the linux foundataion, then I went to sign up for the forum, but when I click "submit" it just bring me to a blank page... and I can't post on the forum to ask why? haha

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Old 01-31-2009, 08:05 PM   #6
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I used this driver:
Canon MF4100 Series UFRII LT ver.1.8

and I can print text fine, but if I try to print a PDF it prints the first line and some weird bars and nothing else. Is this an effect of using the wrong driver?

Also, I've seen "generic" drivers mentioned - I couldn't get one to work, but is this a feasible option?

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Which "Pdf utility" are you using for pdf print ?

Adobe Reader, Evince, Xpdf, Kpdf ?

Try a different one .... And if it is from an internet page :

Suggest : print to file to get file.ps,
will sometimes let you have more control.

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:53 PM   #8
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I was using okular (the kpdf replacement), and as per your suggestion I tried xpdf and evince. All with the same result - the first line prints and then the error light starts flashing and I have to cancel the job.

I printed to a ps file and then tried to print with exactly the same result.

What could cause this?

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