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Printer Works in Linux 05/18/2013
This review is from: Canon imageCLASS MF4770n Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer
Just got this machine for $99 (you'll see it over at the A place for the same but shipping is extra). This is a great multifunction machine for windows, and if you wait for rosewill discounts on toner, the toner is pretty cheap (< $40). The copy functionality of this machine finally gives me an affordable ((not inkjet) home copier after waiting for years!
I guess Canon just doesn't want to affront the 500 pound racketeering gorilla living in redmond, so no linux support for the US of A. But, go to Europe:
and download the english linux drivers rpm and deb (it's a common set of drivers - don't worry abut the particular printer).
I'm using the latest version of Mint and all I did was install the "commoncups" deb module and then the printer debs module. Resttart cups (sudo service cups restart). You then go to the cups gui, let it discover your canon printer on the network. Then delete the printer (write down the ip address you'll see), go back to add a printer, go to enter uri (not network), enter this in the box (no quotes - use the ip you saw previously) "lpd://192.168.1.106/lp", on the next page select the drivers button, and when you go into the canon drivers you will now see an entry for the MF4770. Click finish and you should be printing.
Shame on you Canon for not placing linux drivers on the American site. Also, with linux you'll get printing, but I haven't tried fax or scan, and I'm thinking it's not going to happen.
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