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Canon PIXMA MG2950 Printer Driver
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Hello

My Canon Printer isn't working... and the only drivers i see on the cannon website are Debian, RPM and Source files.

Can someone help me package the files so i can install the printer for my family member as she needs to print out some work urgently.

Canon PIXMA MG2950
Linux Drivers
http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_mg_series/pixma_mg2950.aspx?type=drivers&language=&os=Linux%20(64-bit)

Will need both the printer drivers and Scanner Drivers aswell

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fluffymadness added a subscriber: fluffymadness.EditedJan 3 2017, 4:48 PM

I have a canon mg6450 and I got it working via lan and postscript.
If you use the printer on your lan, maybe that works for you too.
For usb I have no idea atm, since it is not connected to my computer directly

Open Printsettings, click add
->Select Device->Network Printer

Enter the ip for the printer, and click find.
On the left menu, the ip should show multiple times.
Select the entry that says Queue:ps on the right side.

Hopefully that does the trick for you.

frendznet updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 3 2017, 10:19 PM
frendznet added a comment.EditedJan 3 2017, 10:21 PM

thanks

Will try out your method and see. Does your Scanner work as well?

fluffymadness added a comment.EditedJan 4 2017, 9:52 AM

It does, but I'm not sure if I manually installed the official driver via copy and pasting the files in the right directory. I didn't manage to get the official printer driver working, but for the scanner I didn't really know if its due the official driver that it was discovered, or by the pre-installed ones.
I installed simple scan and when I click preferences I could select it under the scanning sources
At least the archwiki tells me that most of the scanners should work out of the box
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/SANE
scanimage -L should list the scanner sources in the terminal. If your device appears with this command you should be able to select it in sane too.

Still nothing??

@frendznet I'll get it done when I have time. Please understand that this isn't a reflection of our ability, just how incredibly awful these drivers are to package. Please stop bumping tasks.

DataDrake triaged this task as Low priority.Feb 22 2017, 9:41 PM
DataDrake moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.