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Anybody successful on installing this printer on amd64 please?

Canon supplies 32bit drivers -- as *.deb and also as source: Current compilation failed ... Trying to install the i386 debian packages worked somehow ...

as of 2011-11 there's an awesome ppa repository:

How can I install a Canon driver?

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you should move much of your question into an answer so you can accept it. Well done. Upvote from me. – fossfreedom Jul 7 '11 at 20:13
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I do not know why, but I can print now -- also wireless.

  • once supplied the PPD from the canon driver source archive, but deleted the printer again as it complained about missing filter
  • tried to compile source as stated above
  • tried to force install of i386 packages as above
  • added the printer once again and it found it as shown in the screenshot below

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Even scanning works!

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Have you installed the sudo apt-get install ia32-libs package? That's what I need for my printer on 64 bit Ubuntu.

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Thanks, trying to force the i366 .deb is prevented by some unmet dependencies -- added output above. Cheers – type Jul 7 '11 at 19:40

My MX350 on 11.04 wasn't working either. I had ia32-libs installed, but the install of cnijfilter-common_3.30-1_i386.deb still complained of missing i386 deps. I tried manually installing a few but they were already present. So I went ahead and added the "--force-depends" option

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture --force-depends cnijfilter-common_3.30-1_i386.deb

and re-added the printer, and everything seems to be working fine.

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