Need help on getting the cannon pixama mg2922

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Thu Jun 9 01:06:02 UTC 2016


On Wednesday 08 June 2016 21:01:25 Larry wrote:

> On 06/08/2016 08:49 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 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?
>
>      I do not recall saying it was a paxama it is a PIXMA MG2900
> series printer & scanner...I also am not a guru, and for what I have
> learned over the years, most I have forgotten...Age here is now 74 and
> I can't remember alot of commands that I use to know...
> So I am in need of  some help...I have used HP printers and they all
> have worked fine, this  is the first time trying this Canon...
>
> Thanks Larry;-)

Sorry Larry, but see the subject line. :)
>
> > 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 menu.
> >
> > 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 trivial.
> >
> >> --
> >>
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> >> 73 de Larry/wd9esu 39yr's A.R.O.
> >>
> >> Reg# Linux User 484593
> >>
> >> "This is Linux Country,
> >> on a quiet night you can hear
> >> WINDOZE ! Systems REBOOTING !!"
> >
> > I like that. :)
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
>
> --
>
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> by Ultimate Edition 4.3
> 73 de Larry/wd9esu 39yr's A.R.O.
>
> Reg# Linux User 484593
>
> "This is Linux Country,
> on a quiet night you can hear
> WINDOZE ! Systems REBOOTING !!"


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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