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How do I install a Canon MX870 wireless printer? Using f20

asked 2014-03-27 22:43:55 -0500

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updated 2014-03-28 00:03:30 -0500

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I can't even find the printer in the printer list. Even typing in the ip of the printer. Nothing. The Canon USA drivers says the linux version needs no drivers so none are available.
Thank you for your help!

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I also found cnijfilter-mx870series-3.30-1-i386-rpm.tar.gz on support-sg.canon-asia.com , but when I try installing it I get

[root@localhost packages]# rpm -i cnijfilter-mx870series-3.30-1.i386.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies: libtiff.so.3 is needed by cnijfilter-mx870series-3.30-1.i386

It's from 2010. I'm new to linux, having been a Windows users/programmer for most of my life, so just trying to figure this stuff out. Basically, now I've installed a bunch of crap on my computer and need to figure out how to uninstall... :O And my printer still isn't working. :)

Giant_Dragon gravatar imageGiant_Dragon ( 2014-03-28 23:55:44 -0500 )edit

Use yum instead of rpm:

sudo yum localinstall ....rpm

To uninstall packages, use:

sudo yum remove <packages>
FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-03-29 00:09:01 -0500 )edit

Thanks! So, are you saying if I used yum it would work correctly?

Giant_Dragon gravatar imageGiant_Dragon ( 2014-03-29 01:03:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-28 00:02:52 -0500

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Make sure your ipp services are permitted in the firewall. I generally just disable the firewall temporarily to let my system detect the printer (I still haven't figured out exactly what ports/services need to be open in the firewall. ipp-client is one.)

sudo systemctl stop firewalld.service 
## detect and set up printer
sudo systemctl start firewalld.service

Hopefully, it'll work with opensource drivers once detected. Otherwise, I found this post that speaks of drivers. Take a look. If you run into issues, please edit your questions and provide any error messages that you might see.

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I tried that, but still don't even see the printer in the "Add Printer" list. I tried typing in the IP for the printer, still no dice. I'm not sure what do to get it to show up in the add printers list. I found one thing on the forum about this printer MX870 and installed the driver it mentioned, but adding that driver didn't seem to make any difference. I guess I just expect it to work.....It worked fine in Ubuntu, but the network wouldn't work consistently. Now I switch to Fedora and the network (wireless) works great, but the printer won't work. Seems to be something no matter what. :)

Giant_Dragon gravatar imageGiant_Dragon ( 2014-03-28 08:56:54 -0500 )edit

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