[Nottingham] printer recommend for Linux?

Godfrey Nix godfrey at gnnix.co.uk
Wed Jun 8 07:04:47 UTC 2016

Many, many thanks Jason.

Now why are there so many other sites giving faulty information? Your
links to the Canon site for download of package and instructions solved
the whole problem in just a few minutes this morning.

I am now happy to say printing is working. Test page from printer in
system settings came out in glorious colour, headed "Printer test page

Thanks again,

On Tue, 2016-06-07 at 08:57 +0100, Jason Irwin via Nottingham wrote:
> 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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