[Nottingham] printer recommend for Linux?

Neal Ponton neal at tutamail.com
Tue Jun 7 13:45:59 UTC 2016

I like it that they've got documentation specifically for Linux. Well done 

7. Jun 2016 08:57 by nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk:

> On 06/06/16 18:20, Godfrey Nix via Nottingham wrote:
>> I have successfully added it as a network printer and it is showing 
>> connected.
> This is how I have my HP set-up, saves having to have a PC running just to 
> print from the laptop. All I lose are features such as "walk-up scan 
> support" which is no big as the printer is beside my main PC.
>> It is not recognising the USB connection.
> Which "it"? The printer or the PC?
>> So far the only page I have printed out is the settings
>> page from the printer itself.
> Was this over network or USB?
> Dumb question, have you got the Canon drivers installed?
> http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_mx_series/pixma_mx495.aspx?type=drivers&language=&os=Linux%20%2864-bit%29
> There appears to be two: IJ for the printy bits, MP for the scanny bits.
> And once more from Captain Obvious, do the GNU/Linux docs help?
> http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_mx_series/pixma_mx495.aspx?page=2&type=manuals
> There's a bit in the printer (IJ) driver installation steps where you 
> select USB or network. I wonder if it's a case of one or the other and not 
> both?
> I found a German video, if that's of any use: > 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHUrzXKYLY
> If you're near Beeston, it might be possible for me to pop round and give 
> you a hand. Or, at least, assist you in swearing at it. :-)
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