How do I install a printer? My son put Linux on my computer and used to keep it up for me but he died 3 years ago and now I am lost......
Sun Jan 04-03:04:33-Ilium-~- uname -aDo you know which version of Linux you have?
If in doubt, open a Terminal and issue the command:Code:
Thank You, he was my only child..... No, I do not think I will ever get over it but am learning to keep going..... I will see what I can do.Hi Christina. I am also sorry for your loss. My son died 10 years ago and I think that you never really get over that. But you still have to keep going too. I know it's hard.
I may not be able to help much with your printer. For future reference, the HP brand of printers are usually easier to get working in Linux. But I have found some info that looks like you may can get your Canon working too.
I hope one of our forum members will be able to help you more.
sudo pacman -Syy gutenprint cups libcups
sudo systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service
sudo systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service
sudo gpasswd -a $USERNAME lp
sudo gpasswd -a $USERNAME sys
reboot and you should be able to use the Desktop environments built in printer control program to add the printer.insert your user name where you see $USERNAME
I believe that printer may only be supported by Gutenprint. This means that Canon has not released official drivers for that printer on Linux.
Also please note that it appears your installation of Arch Linux is very outdated. This may cause issues with installing the drivers.
You will need to install the following packages:
Thank You. Yes, it is very outdated, I did not know how to update it. I will try this in the morning. I think CUPS is already on here though. I found something that told me to check this address htp://localhost:631/ and it came up with the page it was supposed to. I will check on it.
sudo pacman -Syyu
Mine was my only child too. So sad. It's not supposed to be like that, but it happens.Thank You, he was my only child..... No, I do not think I will ever get over it but am learning to keep going..... I will see what I can do.
You may be out of luck with Canon printers. I have not used this particular model, but I have yet to get any Canon printer I have worked with, to work with Linux. HP printers are the best choice for Linux.Canon Pixma MG5522
--- http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mg_series/pixma_mg5522#DriversAndSoftwareThere is no driver for the OS Version you selected. The driver may be included in your OS or you may not need a driver.
Yes, it is very outdated and no updates have been done because I was afraid of messing something up. My son loved it, he loved to set it all up and could do the line by line stuff. He was on these forums a bit too....Theavataroftime. I have been considering changing OS but have not been brave enough, would not know what to choose. At work I use Mac OS 10 with Quark Express on it. I would like to have an OS similar and if possible Quark so I can work from home. Also something similar to photoshop.Cups is probably installed then. Updating Arch Linux can be done with the following:
But with it being outdated you may run into issues such as having to upgrade the pacman data base. Arch is not exactly a User friendly distribution.Code:
sudo pacman -Syyu
My first problem is not with the printer, it is with "Linux Ilium". Even a Google search brings no real result. A bit of a mystery, does it work with .debs or .rpms? Do you know what Desktop Environment/Windows Manager is uses?
Ilium is the host name he gave the computer, it is Arch with KDE desktop.
Does not detect it........I would love help updating or installing a new OS.In this case Ilium is just the name of the computer. The distribution is Arch and as you said the Desktop Environment is KDE. If you want help updating your system just let me know.
As @arochester and @rstanley have mentioned you may be out of luck with your canon printer. Since CUPS is installed already lets see if the printer is already detected.
Open a web browser and go to the following site:
This should open CUPS web management. Then under CUPS administration click on Adding printers and Classes. Then under Printers click Find new Printers. If the Canon printer is discovered over the network it should be listed here.Code: