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    Default Canon MP 160 not working

    I would like to get a Canon MP 160 printer to work on opensuse 11.1, KDE 4.3. Disabling automatic configuration didn't work. It autodetects the printer, but can't find any drivers.

    I can manualy select the MP 170, but still no drivers.

    It only has to do very basic plain text printing jobs.

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    If you are using the 64 bit edition then read this:

    Help with Printer - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    there are drivers on canon website Canon Australia - PIXMA MP160

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    Thx, I found the scangearmp-mp160-1.00-1.i386.rpm and cnijfilter-mp160-2.70-1.i386.rpm but when trying to install via Yast, both report missing dependencies.

    While running the Ubuntu 8.4.2 Live-cd I can add the MP 170 manualy and it works. How to do this in opensuse.

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    Follow the instructions on OpenPrinting database - Printer: Canon mp160
    If you still have a problem after installing, look at post 5 of Help with Printer - openSUSE Forums
    To install via yast:
    go to yast>hardware>printers

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    Sorry, but I will have to pass for now. It's as if I'm running around in circles.

    Yast seems like trying te be too helpfull, limiting my choice of just picking any printer of any brand at all.

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    Do this to install them getting dependencies automatically :

    sudo apt-get install scangearmp-mp160-1.00-1.i386.rpm
    and
    sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp160-2.70-1.i386.rpm

    on the folder where those 2 rpms are saved

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcup View Post
    Sorry, but I will have to pass for now. It's as if I'm running around in circles.

    Yast seems like trying te be too helpfull, limiting my choice of just picking any printer of any brand at all.
    Install the printer definition file cnijfilter-mp160-2.70-1.i386.rpm. (I see there are 2 files on the canon site, try both)
    If you are getting dependency problems installing with both files, try as root from a command line:
    rpm -ivf canon.....rpm
    Now go to yast and choose your printer by manufacturer (Canon) and model.
    If it asks for a printer file, choose the one for your printer. (If you have 64 bit, follow the instructions to put the ppd file in the correct place.)

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    I think you are not doing it right, you first need to install a driver called common and then the filter
    Look in canon-asia.com for drivers

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    Default Re: Canon MP 160 not working

    After installing some more packages I only need the libxml driver but than I get a warning;

    "This version is deprecated. If you want to use libxml for your own project, use version 2 of this library (package libxml2). .", which is allready installed

    What to think of it?

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