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Postby liamkincaid25 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 14:43

Greetings to all!
Yesterday I installed Sabayon 3.5 (the small version) on my desktop. I was trying to install my printer CANON PIXMA 450 but when I start the kde print dialog only about 8 different brand of printer appear and CANON is not between them. I was looking for a manual installation ( which is what I did with other linux distros) but it does not appear to be here. If try raw printing it tells me there was an error and no print comes out.Also this is a printer scanner combination but I can not find any scanning program nor a way to configure the scanner in the basic installation I did from the cd (I know it must be somewhere but can not find it) Your help will be appreciated.
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby Thev00d00 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 16:08

http://gentoo-wiki.com/Canon_Pixma_Series

According to that page, you need to install the latest version of gutenprint, although the original post was in 2004, so I would hope the support has matured by now
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby wolfden » Mon Jul 07, 2008 17:22

Moved

Please Post You Questions in the Right Forum
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby liamkincaid25 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 18:21

Thank you for the link. I think some of the issues with this scanner were solved later. I am using it withother linux distros with no problems at all. Hope someone can tell me if Sabayon has a way to deal with the printer and scanner
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby liamkincaid25 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:47

Any ideas anyone? (please do not tell me I have to boy a new printer-scanner ...lol)
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:58

According to the Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Database the Canon Pixma MP450 is only partially supported under Linux, and not yet in the Foomatic packages:

http://www.openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Canon

http://www.openprinting.org/show_printe ... IXMA_MP450

However, as you will see on the above-mentioned page, someone has used the MP160 driver with it.

However, you could try using the following procedure:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13528#p77601

see the table in http://gentoo-wiki.com/Canon_Pixma_Series, but I don't think the i450 is the same as the MP450, is it?


EDIT: Just seen that the first Web page I referred to above has two entries: "PIXMA MP450" and "PIXMA MP-450". The second of these is:

http://www.openprinting.org/show_printe ... xma_MP-450

which states that the MP170 driver (CUPS/Gutenprint) "works well".

You could of course buy the commercial Turboprint driver, which apparently works well. Don't know if it supports the scanner though, so you'd have to contact Turboprint to find out.
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:24

Just noticed that you wrote that you used the KDE printer setup dialogue. Better to use the CUPS setup. Just put the following URL in your browser address bar:

http://localhost:631/

and click on 'Add Printer'.
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Re: Issues with scanner and printer

Postby liamkincaid25 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 17:08

Thank you I just read your answer , as soon as I get home I will try your suggestions
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