Solved Printer Not Working on LMDE 6

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I'm setting up LMDE 6 on my computer. However, I am unable to get my Canon MX490 network printer to work. It has been a while since I have used Linux. And this is the second time that I have tried to set up Linux since I got this printer. I have currently deleted the printer so that I can get a fresh install.

System Information:
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System:
  Kernel: 6.1.0-13-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 Desktop: Cinnamon v: 5.8.4
    tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: LMDE 6 Faye base: Debian 12.1 bookworm
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1202 date: 10/22/2020
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard ERGO K860 serial: <filter>
    charge: 50% (should be ignored) status: N/A
  Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech ERGO M575 Trackball serial: <filter> charge: 100%
    status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ rev: 0 cache:
    L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2199 high: 2200 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled cores: 1: 2200 2: 2200
    3: 2200 4: 2200 5: 2200 6: 2200 7: 2200 8: 2200 9: 2200 10: 2198 11: 2200 12: 2200 13: 2200
    14: 2200 15: 2200 16: 2200 bogomips: 121363
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 22 [Radeon RX 6700/6700 XT/6750 XT / 6800M/6850M XT] vendor: Gigabyte
    driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 pcie: speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: HDMI-A-2
    empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.9 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: INSIGNIA-TV res: 3840x2160 dpi: 138
    diag: 1079mm (42.5")
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT (navi22 LLVM 15.0.6 DRM 3.49
    6.1.0-13-amd64) direct-render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 16 GT/s
    lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.0-13-amd64 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 status: off
  Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
    2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet driver: bnx2 v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1639
  IF: enp4s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet driver: bnx2 v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 14e4:1639
  IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723
  IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-4: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 12 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 3.0 lmp-v: 5.2
    sub-v: 200f
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 4.09 TiB used: 804.29 GiB (19.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDBRPG0010BNC-WRSN size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 44.9 C
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WD BLACK SN850 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 40.9 C
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE0010PNC size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-4: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-5: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE5000PNC size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 883.82 GiB used: 27.18 GiB (3.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 mapped: lvmlmde-root
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 285.4 MiB used: 5.8 MiB (2.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 31.23 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (3.5%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1
    mapped: lvmlmde-swap
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0029
  Device-2: 1-6:3 info: ASUSTek AURA LED Controller type: HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 0b05:1939
  Hub-2: 1-7:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
  Device-1: 1-8:5 info: Prolific LG GE24LU21 type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 067b:2571
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Hub-5: 3-3:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
  Device-1: 3-3.1:3 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:c52b
  Hub-6: 3-3.2:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
  Device-1: 3-3.3:5 info: STMicro PCPanel Pro 1.0 type: HID driver: N/A rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 0483:a3c5
  Device-2: 3-3.4:6 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:c52b
  Hub-7: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 42.0 C mem: 38.0 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Repos:
  Packages: 3116 pm: dpkg pkgs: 3056 pm: flatpak pkgs: 60
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com faye main upstream import backport
    2: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    3: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    4: deb http: //security.debian.org/ bookworm-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
    5: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-backports main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Info:
  Processes: 404 Uptime: 6d 23h 17m Memory: 31.23 GiB used: 4.8 GiB (15.4%) Init: systemd v: 252
  target: graphical (5) default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 12 Client: Unknown
  python3.11 client inxi: 3.3.26
 


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Hi- :)

You mentioned that you deleted the printer.
Was it already working under LMDE6?

Try plugging in your Cannon and go to Settings> Hardware> Printers and add your printer.

If that fails----
The Cannon Pixma MX490 Drivers for Linux is on this page in the link below.

Both drivers (the printer 5.14.68 kb and scanner 236.17 kb) are there.
I would download the drivers for Debian.


I downloaded the driver for the printer to have a look at it.
You'll have to untar it. Once you untar the driver it will be in a folder marked cnijfilter.

Code:
Canon-PIXMA-MX490-IJ-Printer-Driver-for-Linux-debian-Packagearchive.tar.gz
 cnijfilter2-5.10-1-deb

Inside of that cnijfilter folder is a install.sh script.

Right click on that install.sh script and go to properties, then permissions and make sure it is set to 'allow executing file as a program'.

Run the script to install the driver.

Code:
~/Downloads$ cd cnijfilter2-5.10-1-deb
@debian-box:~/Downloads/cnijfilter2-5.10-1-deb$ ls
install.sh  packages  resources
sudo ./install.sh

Follow the same steps to install the driver for the scanner if it has one.
 

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Thanks for the info, Alexzee. Works like a charm.
You're welcome Angelsong7.
Thanks for the update, it's always nice to have a working printer.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend-:)
 

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Oops! I've got a BIG problem with this solution. The printer is a Canon MX490 NETWORK printer. The ONLY two possible connections are by USB or WIRELESS. I'm sorry if I am yelling, but I have been banging my head with this problem for over a week now. I can get the printer connected and printing using Alexzee's solution IF and only if the printer is connected to the computer directly using a USB cable. This solution will not work because the printer has to be directly connected to the computer and the computer is left on 24/7. Thus the reason the need for a NETWORK printer.

The only other option is wireless, which I have been unable to do using Linux. And it does not matter which distro I am using. If I can't get this solved, I might as well go back to Windows [which I am very reluctant to do.

What I can do is send the printjob to the print que and then it gets stuck there. Help????
For a refresher, here is my system specs:
System:
Kernel: 6.1.0-13-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 Desktop: Cinnamon v: 5.8.4
tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: LMDE 6 Faye base: Debian 12.1 bookworm
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: ASUS product: N/A v: N/A serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS (WI-FI) v: Rev X.0x serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: 1202 date: 10/22/2020
Keyboard/Mouse: wired generic
CPU:
Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ rev: 0 cache:
L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 32 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2199 high: 2200 min/max: 2200/4850 boost: enabled cores: 1: 2200 2: 2200
3: 2200 4: 2200 5: 2200 6: 2200 7: 2200 8: 2200 9: 2200 10: 2198 11: 2200 12: 2200 13: 2200
14: 2200 15: 2200 16: 2200 bogomips: 121363
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 22 [Radeon RX 6700/6700 XT/6750 XT / 6800M/6850M XT] vendor: Gigabyte
driver: amdgpu v: kernel arch: RDNA-2 pcie: speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: HDMI-A-2
empty: DP-1,DP-2,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:73df
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.9 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,radeon,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x2160 s-dpi: 96
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-2 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: INSIGNIA-TV res: 3840x2160 dpi: 138
diag: 1079mm (42.5")
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT (navi22 LLVM 15.0.6 DRM 3.49
6.1.0-13-amd64) direct-render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: speed: 16 GT/s
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0a:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 0c:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487
API: ALSA v: k6.1.0-13-amd64 status: kernel-api
Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 status: off
Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.65 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse status: active
2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
Network:
Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet driver: bnx2 v: kernel pcie:
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1639
IF: enp4s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet driver: bnx2 v: kernel pcie:
speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 4 port: N/A bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 14e4:1639
IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-3: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723
IF: wlp6s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-4: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: speed: 5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8125
IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-5:2 chip-ID: 8087:0029
Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 12 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 3.0 lmp-v: 5.2
sub-v: 200f
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 4.09 TiB used: 804.29 GiB (19.2%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDBRPG0010BNC-WRSN size: 931.51 GiB
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 44.9 C
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WD BLACK SN850 1TB size: 931.51 GiB
speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 40.9 C
ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE0010PNC size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
serial: <filter>
ID-4: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-22MFCA0 size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
serial: <filter>
ID-5: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WDBNCE5000PNC size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
serial: <filter>
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 883.82 GiB used: 27.18 GiB (3.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 mapped: lvmlmde-root
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 285.4 MiB used: 5.8 MiB (2.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1
Swap:
ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 31.23 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (3.5%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1
mapped: lvmlmde-swap
USB:
Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
Device-1: 1-5:2 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0029
Device-2: 1-6:3 info: ASUSTek AURA LED Controller type: HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 0b05:1939
Hub-2: 1-7:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
Device-1: 1-8:5 info: Prolific LG GE24LU21 type: Mass Storage driver: usb-storage rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 067b:2571
Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
Hub-5: 3-3:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
Device-1: 3-3.1:3 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:c52b
Hub-6: 3-3.2:4 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 05e3:0610
Device-1: 3-3.3:5 info: STMicro PCPanel Pro 1.0 type: HID driver: N/A rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
chip-ID: 0483:a3c5
Device-2: 3-3.4:6 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 046d:c52b
Hub-7: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 42.0 C mem: 38.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: amdgpu fan: 0
Repos:
Packages: 3116 pm: dpkg pkgs: 3056 pm: flatpak pkgs: 60
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com faye main upstream import backport
2: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
3: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
4: deb http: //security.debian.org/ bookworm-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
5: deb https: //deb.debian.org/debian bookworm-backports main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Info:
Processes: 404 Uptime: 6d 23h 17m Memory: 31.23 GiB used: 4.8 GiB (15.4%) Init: systemd v: 252
target: graphical (5) default: graphical Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 12 Client: Unknown
python3.11 client inxi: 3.3.26
 
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to set up a wireless printer in linux, usual routeen is

switch on wi-fi on the printer , locate and write down the passcode
click on the connections icon on your desk top open wi-fi and refresh
look [and hopefully find] your printer, highlight and connect,
when asked input the printer passcode
you will need to change the wi-fi connection between your router and the printer depending on use,
 

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It was my experience with my HP Envy wireless printer that I had to set it up on the CUPS website.
There you can delete your printer and perform other maintenance and admin tasks.

The CUPS site may have been taken off line for maintenance. When I tried going there with FF and the Pale Moon browser and both times the connection to the server could not be established:-

To find out the uri for the printer I ran:
Code:
hp-makeuri <ip address>

Yours will probably be something like: cannon-makeuri

I also had to find out the ppd file as well and set that.
Example:
Code:
drv://hp/hpcups.drv/hp-envy_110_series.ppd

Followed this page for help.

And, through CUPS I was able to find the driver for it as well. You may have to do that also.
 

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I'm from Australia, but I just went to the CUPS website, and set up my printer on a LInux Distro that I had not done so with, added the ppd, and printed fine.

HTH

Wizard
 

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Went to the CUPS website and it's up and running now.
IF I had to guess they must have taken the server offline last night for administrative tasks.
 
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Y'all. I really appreciate the help that you are giving me. However, my brain is mush right now. I can neither make heads nor tails of the command line syntax that I am supposed to use. I ask you one favor. Take me by the hand and show me what I need to do (with examples if needed). Because of some other stuff going on in my life, I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. And I need to get this gorilla off of my shoulders. Thanks.
 

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Y'all. I really appreciate the help that you are giving me. However, my brain is mush right now. I can neither make heads nor tails of the command line syntax that I am supposed to use. I ask you one favor. Take me by the hand and show me what I need to do (with examples if needed). Because of some other stuff going on in my life, I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. And I need to get this gorilla off of my shoulders. Thanks.
Understood:-

1. Go to your printer and look through the menu list and find what the printer's ip address is.
Once you know that ip address follow step 2.

2. Open your terminal in your LMDE6 installation and run this cmd (without the brackets)and post what it returns.
Code:
cannon-makeuri (ipaddress)
 

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The reply was "command not found."
Ok-
Did you delete the Printer from the Cups website?

Run this and post the output please. It will show the printers URI if it uses that protocol.
Code:
cnijnetprn --search auto

How old is your printer?
 
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The output is "cnijnetprn: command not found." I have already deleted all printers in my Print Settings, even Boomaga. My printer is about four years old and works great with Windows. It seems that the command library in my terminal is speaking a different language than what it should be. Could that be a cause for things not working right?
 

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2. Open your terminal in your LMDE6 installation and run this cmd (without the brackets)and post what it returns.
Code:
cannon-makeuri (ipaddress)

That should be

canon-makeuri

Not sure if that helps.

EDIT: No, it won't. So scratch that. @Alexzee - Alex, the makeuri package is available only to HP, does not work for other printers. Sorry

I'll reboot to LMDE6 and see if I can glean anything.

Wizard
 
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The output is "cnijnetprn: command not found." I have already deleted all printers in my Print Settings, even Boomaga. My printer is about four years old and works great with Windows. It seems that the command library in my terminal is speaking a different language than what it should be. Could that be a cause for things not working right?
There should still be a way to find the printers URI and the ppd.

I didn't know until our moderator @wizardfromoz informed me that command only works for HP.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

This command should show the backend name and the uri for the printer.
Code:
lpinfo -v

I'm looking here to try to help.
 
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The Arch Linux Forum is helpful. Found good info here.

Installed PPD's are in /etc/cups/ppd, so you should find it there if you installed the printer with it.

In Debian it's /usr/share/ppd however, mine is blank as I don't have a printer installed.

If you didn't delete the printer in CUPS the ppd should show using this command:
Code:
find /usr -name '*.ppd'

When you have time Angelsong5 post the output of the command in post #19 and run this command above as well.
 


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