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I am working with ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I have a new printer (a canon MG3650) and I have freshly installed the .deb scangear and IJ Printer Driver from canon.be. I have successfully run the install.sh bash files and

  • I am able to print a file (from document viewer or libre office)
  • I am able to open scangear2 from the terminal and make a scan

however

  • I am not able to find scangear2 under my applications (pressing windows key) and when opened via the terminal I am not able to fix the (empty) icon appearing to the launcher (right click on the icon shows only "all windows" and "quit"; I am not able to move the icon)
  • though my old printer drivers had some application window I am not able to find sth similar for the new drivers

Following information is maybe useful. I had drivers and scangear installed for my old mp270 canon printer. This shows up 2 icons "Canon-Printer-Maintenance" which do both nothing when clicked and cannot be removed by (right click->show detailes->remove). I have also an application scangear and simple scan, both opening normal but not recognizing the new printer. Following programs are installed:

sudo dpkg -l | grep scangear

  • ii scangearmp-common:i386 2.10-33~raring1 i386 ScanGear MP for Linux.

  • ii scangearmp-common-32 2.10-33~raring1 amd64 ScanGear MP for Linux.

  • ii scangearmp-mp270series:i386 2.10-33~raring1 i386 ScanGear MP for Linux.

  • ii scangearmp-mp270series-32 2.10-33~raring1 amd64 ScanGear MP for Linux.

  • ii scangearmp2 3.20-1 amd64 ScanGear MP for Linux.

sudo dpkg -l | grep cnijfilter

  • ii cnijfilter-common:i386 3.90-76~ubuntu14.04.1 i386 IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

  • ii cnijfilter-common-32 3.90-76~ubuntu14.04.1 amd64 IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

  • ii cnijfilter-mp270series:i386 3.90-76~ubuntu14.04.1 i386 IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

  • ii cnijfilter-mp270series-32 3.90-76~ubuntu14.04.1 amd64 IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

  • ii cnijfilter2 5.20-1 amd64 IJ Printer Driver for Linux.

I am pretty sure the last versions are doing the actual printing and scanning and that the version with mp270 can be deleted. The old version numbers (2.10 for scangear and 3.90 for printing) are those that do have application icons when pressing windows key.

So in short: everything that I want to use has no icon and everything with an icon is old and not doing anything useful.

Thank you on beforehand

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