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#78017 25-Feb-2011 19:19
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I have recently been given a new printer - Canon MP272.  Just tried to get it going under linux and have had no joyFrown

The auto installer under Linux Mint Debian Edition can not find a the correct drivers,

I have searched the web and found a couple of links to the Canon site hosted in Europe. 

I was thrilled to find a .deb install but when I tried to action I got a nasty error:

       dpkg: error processing cnijfilter-mp270series_3.20-1_i386.deb (--install): 
       package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
       Errors were encountered while processing: cnijfilter-mp270series_3.20-1_i386.deb

So it seems that the driver is only applicable for i386 systems - old skool!

Has anyone else encountered and perhaps even resolved this issue?  Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!


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  #443677 26-Feb-2011 16:17
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I guess you've found these thread already...

There are some suggestions that some other drivers e.g. mp220 might work in print only mode (no scanner). Depending on your environment, if all else fails, you might even want to consider setting up another machine as a print server.


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  #443737 26-Feb-2011 21:53
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HI Alexx,

Thanks for your reply - you have solved my problem!

I had found the Ubuntuforums link but not the Linuxquestions.

I read down Linuxquestions and there was a suggestion from tpehant I had not considered previously when trying to install the 32 bit driver:

    Canon drivers are:
    Just proceed with dpkg --force-architecture -i files.deb 
    You must also install prior to installing canon drivers:
    sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0

So, I tried the force option after making sure that libgimp was installed already (it was).  The installer complained but went ahead anyway.

    sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-common_3.20-1_i386.deb 
    dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled: package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
    Selecting previously deselected package cnijfilter-common.
    Unpacking cnijfilter-common (from cnijfilter-common_3.20-1_i386.deb) ...Setting up cnijfilter-common (3.20-1) ...

    sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-mp270series_3.20-1_i386.deb 
    dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled: package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
    Selecting previously deselected package cnijfilter-mp270series.
    Unpacking cnijfilter-mp270series (from cnijfilter-mp270series_3.20-1_i386.deb) ...Setting up cnijfilter-mp270series (3.20-1) ...

Everything looked ok and I checked package setups and all ok there as well.

So, turned on printer and tried to print - it worked!  Tried to scan and print - it worked!  Have not managed to get scan to image to work as yet but that is less important so will continue to look at this.

Thanks again Alexx - you have made my night!


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