[GLLUG] New printer needed

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Thu Oct 16 16:58:17 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 05:46:20PM +0100, Roger Dormer wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've just replaced my Deskjet 520! with a Canon Pixma multifunction
> printer and have it installed with Debian 7.

What model ? According to the below SANE supports most (not all) Pixma:


> It's working fine. Sane however, cannot find it for scanning.
> It does scan from GIMP very well though, but due to me being a recent
> refugee from Windows, and a bear of very little brain, it only works
> from the root account.
> I haven't researched the cost of consumables.
> Hang on, I haven't tried Sane from the root account...
> Only Windows drivers come with the machine. I downloaded .deb packages
> from the Canon site and installed them (eventually).
> Is CentOS Red Hat based? I'm sure .rpm packages were available, but
> please check with the Canon web-site to make sure before committing
> yourself.

Alain Williams
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