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I have a new printer -- do I need to run the setup CD ROM that came with the printer ?

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closed as not a real question by Stephen Myall, mikewhatever, Tom Brossman, Ringtail, ajmitch Nov 1 '12 at 13:22

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Depends on the printer model, and nothing should be needed to setup a CDROM. –  mikewhatever Oct 30 '12 at 21:22
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I think this is a genuine question however we need more information. I think what is being asked is "How do I run the proprietary CD that came with my canon printer" but I dont want to make this assumption and edit the question. The simple answer is you can't because proprietary set-up CDs are not normally compatible with Ubuntu/linux. Need more information from the OP –  Stephen Myall Oct 30 '12 at 22:26
    
Please edit your question to include the model number of your printer.Does your "printer" have a CD/DVD built into it for printing pictures and such? –  Ringtail Oct 31 '12 at 2:45
    
@StephenMyall Since it's about to get closed, I went ahead and made the assumption explicit. –  belacq Oct 31 '12 at 23:00
    
@belacqua. The answer is no, you don't. Your printer will work on Ubuntu if it's usb. If it is a serial port, you can download the driver from Canon –  Stephen Myall Oct 31 '12 at 23:26

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You don't need to run the set-up CD. You can use a driver that's already in Ubuntu. If that doesn't work, you should be able to download the driver from the Canon website.

Not sure what model you are asking about, that would help clarify things.

Here is are two lists of drivers from Canon PIXMA and i-SENSYS.

Here is a list of free Canon drivers.

Here is a list of pay Canon drivers.

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