MP550 support for linux
On many forums, I’ve read my brand new Canon Pixma MP550 would not be supported under Linux.
Well, that’s incorrect 🙂 Mandriva linux does not provide out-of-the-box support, but you’ll find official Canon drivers for this very nice printer on the Canon Australian web site. Strangely enough, they are not on the sites in other countries :-/
Here are my instructions:
Go to Canan Australia Support services
Open the download link for my printer
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text">First, search for my printer (in my case MP550)</figcaption></figure>
Download the driver
Browse the results and find the Canon driver for linux.
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text">The Canon driver for linux </figcaption></figure>
You find, the source code, the Redhat RPM package, and the Debian DEB package.
You’ll also find the drivers for the scanner.
For a RPM-based distribution, download the RPM packages for
- the printer
- MP550 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.20 for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)
- the scanner
- MP550 series ScanGear MP Ver. 1.40 for Linux (rpm Packagearchive)
Install the drivers
Unpack the archive
root@localhost /tmp # tar xzvf cnijfilter-mp550series-3.20-1-i386-rpm.tar.gz
run the install script
cd cnijfilter-mp550series-3.20-1-i386-rpm ./install.sh
Check in the CUPS adminsitration that the printer was added, and print the test page.