Need help on getting the cannon pixama mg2922

Gene Heskett gheskett at
Thu Jun 9 00:49:32 UTC 2016

On Wednesday 08 June 2016 18:40:43 Larry wrote:

> On 06/08/2016 05:30 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Wednesday 08 June 2016 16:12:02 Larry wrote:
> >> On 06/08/2016 02:25 PM, Volker Wysk wrote:
> >>> Am Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2016, 13:29:35 CEST schrieb Larry:
> >>>> I just bought a cannon scanner printer, but I am now having a
> >>>> problem on finding the correct site to down load the drivers
> >>>> needed for it to work...Is there anyone else on the list that has
> >>>> the same scanner & printer, that could help me on how you have
> >>>> your setup working...Thanks for  any help..
> >>>
> >>> You don't need to download drivers from any websites. Just install
> >>> "sane".
> >>>
> >>> V.W.
> >>
> >> Thanks for the reply I have sane it works, but not my printer, so
> >> what I've read on the web I also need a driver for  the printer
> >> side...So that is where I am at this point...
> >>
> >> Again thanks Larry
> >
> > Takes its exact model number, and your OS to the gimp list to see if
> > they might know, or to the cups list to see if the are any free
> > drivers around.  The gutenprint list also comes to mind.  Quite
> > knowledgable folks there.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> Hi Gene, well here is what I've done, when I plug the USB cable into
> the PC, it says new printer found yet NO DRIVERS found for MG2900
> series...
> I have tried CUP'S yet It's not listed, I tried aquireimages it also
> tells me could not find any device...
> So I then tried PRINTERS, add a new printer again the driver was not
> listed...
> Right now I'am at a lost as what to do next...
> Thanks for  the help...
> Larry

I'm not exactly a guru, so I'd start by posting to the cups list.  But 
I've never heard of a paxama.  Are you sure you didn't mean pixma?

Thats about as far as I can go because I tend to stick to makes that are 
either covered by cups, or supply drivers that linux can generally use.  
And after my last experience with an epson inkjet that clogged its head 
2 weeks after I unpacked it, and no help from epson, they are off the 

My best results over the last 4 years has been with the brother color 
laser, but its down for the count until I can get the bench in the 
garage cleaned off and find out why a recent power failure caused all 4 
drums to go bad, at about 25% used of their rated life. I think the 
corona wire hi voltage is low, its been a constant clean the corona wire 
thing since it was new, but the brother techs I've talked to on the 
phone refuse to entertain that possibility because that would still be 
in warranty.  They wouldn't have to warranty a $200 drum, and they want 
me to buy 4 of them at $800?  'scuse me, but I can buy the whole printer 
for $299 the last time I was in Staples.

But I didn't bother to try and impress the frogs at brother-usa by 
telling them that I am a Certified Electronics Technician, (registration 
NEB-118) so once I've gotten it on the bench I WILL find out.  But first 
I have to get that 70 lbs beast from the floor in here, to the bench in 
the garage, which with an 81 yo back with crushed disks in it, isn't 

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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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