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In Ubuntu 11.10, the MP630 seems to install correctly but when printing, it prints double height characters with blank lines through them, on a very simple text(e.g. in gedit). It also does crazy line feeds and scatters characters over the page.

I have tried using the .deb files that I have used previously and successfully in a number of previous distributions of Ubuntu but I keep getting dependency issues with libcupsys2 and libcups2.

I have tried changing the dependencies in cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb.org and cnijfilter-mp630series_3.00-1_i386.deb.

Running libcupsys2_1.3.9-17ubuntu3.1_all.deb but then indicates that I'll break the libcups2 package. I get the error message:

Breaks existing package 'libcups2' conflict: libcupsys2 ( )

As I consider myself as still in the learning stage please advise of anything I may have overlooked.

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Update: I have found a (temporary) solution at the following link: http://bkintegration.com/2011/05/mp-620-630-debian-based-univeral-installer/ . Hope this helps someone else.

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This is a follow-up on the link provided in the previous answer.

I've recently inherited a Canon PIXMA MP620 series printer/scanner and was a bit perplexed by the number of convoluted recommendations for installing drivers floating around the Internet.

The instructions provided here worked successfully. This driver is intended for both the 620 and 630 series printers.

Additional instructions can be seen at the driver maintainer's site: https://github.com/cloudnull/MP620-630-Linux-Printer.

After installation, I am able to successfully:

  • print (both simplex and duplex)
  • scan
  • control local access
  • modify resolution, border parameters, and toner densities

Here are the instructions to install the drivers:

  1. From a terminal(Ctrl-Alt-t), run the following commands:

    • cd Downloads
    • git clone git://github.com/cloudnull/MP620-630-Linux-Printer.git
    • cd MP620-630-Linux-Printer/
    • sudo su
    • sudo chmod +x install.sh (Most likely, these permissions are already at the appropriate level)
    • ./install.sh
  2. During the installation procedure, you will be prompted for the IP address of the printer(this is not needed if the printer is DHCP enabled).

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