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How to install printer in eOS?(self.elementaryos)

submitted3 years agobycakradonya

I am a new linux user. eOS is my first distro. I have two printers; Canon MP191 and Canon Pixma MP251. How to install these printers into my eOSs netbook?

6 points7 points8 points3 years ago(4 children)

Should work natively in Elementary OS.

Download and install from theCanon site.

[S]0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(0 children)

Thanks for the information. My MP190 automatically detected by eOS. Iam still working on MP250 (my office printer) as it still under reparation. I will back to this post when the printers ready to be installed. 🙂

[S]0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(2 children)

MP 190 (missed type to MP 191 on last post) and MP 230 (missed type to MP 250) is automatically detected. As these printer serve printing and scanning, both services work just fine. But, I cant find an option to printer ink maintenance. This maintenance works to cleaning printer head which happens when the ink clogged.

0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(1 child)

It may not be ideal, but are there options on the devices to run maintenance manually? If the feature isnt enumerated in the manufacturers driver description or by the driver utility, it may not be supported.

[S]0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(0 children)

Theres no such option. I think I should try to download the driver package from the manufacturer instead.

2 points3 points4 points3 years ago(1 child)

So Ubuntu (the underlying distro eos runs on) is pretty good about installing printers automatically once you plug them in. Otherwise, a pop up will appear saying you need to install the cannon-printer-driver package

2 points3 points4 points3 years ago(0 children)

If no popup appears, go to settings, find printer devices and in there should be a button to initialize settings.

2 points3 points4 points3 years ago(0 children)

All you have to do is open up System Settings and click Printers. Its pretty self explanitory from there 🙂

1 point2 points3 points3 years ago(2 children)

A bit late, but I had to do the following to get my MP250 working on Elementary OS:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk

sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-common

[S]0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(1 child)

What is cnijfilter-common will do? Is it to install all driver for any canon printer?

1 point2 points3 points3 years ago(0 children)

Yes, this was the driver I had to use to get my mp250 working.

[S]0 points1 point2 points3 years ago(0 children)

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