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
Download the driver
Browse the results and find the Canon driver for linux.
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.