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    Default Any way to make a Canon Multi-Function NOT listed in any of the Asia or European sites work using...

    CUPS, an odd PPD, or anything that I can look at to try to get my Canon ImageCLASS MF3240 to print and scan. The copy and fax are no brainers from the units panel, but I do need to print, and I do need to scan.
    It is direct connect to PC via USB.
    Several of the linux versions I have tried as 'live' version, 'recognize' the ImagCLASS MF3240, and displays it on setup, but since Canon is such a hard case when it comes to printer support for linux, I am hoping there are other ways to get it to print and scan.

    BTW, this unit did work on another PC with the Suse version I had about 8 years ago. It was a paid version, and I forget the number designation. Somewhere in the 3 to 3.5 I think.(no I don't have it anymore or I would try to install it on this machine).

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    Default Re: Any way to make a Canon Multi-Function NOT listed in any of the Asia or European sites work usin

    There seems to be little hope.
    For the scanner you can use Vuescan https://www.hamrick.com/
    You can take a test with these Printer Driver for Linux V3.50
    Inside you will find 3 rpm
    Which support different Canon MF ---- attention is a test not a security
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    Correct me if I'm wrong .
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    Default Re: Any way to make a Canon Multi-Function NOT listed in any of the Asia or European sites work usin

    I had an MF4370 printing via Ethernet, but it's been a while, probably at least 2 years since it died. I first found a driver on a Canon UK site. It was at least 6 months later I first found a driver on Canon's USA site.

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    Default Re: Any way to make a Canon Multi-Function NOT listed in any of the Asia or European sites work usin

    I was going to suggest as mrmazda did, a network install of some kind. You might even try an old Ethernet print server. You should be able to pick one up on eBay pretty cheap. I know this would only get the printing working but I have a friend with a 6 year old Canon and we never had any luck getting the scanner working. If you can at all afford it, I picked up my really nice brother HL-2280DW for $50 (Reg $179) from Newegg about 6 years ago the week before Black Friday. That's the best time for deals.

    I have a couple of very nice dot matrix printers, one was about $800 new and it's huge. They work great with a printer server and it allowed me to hook them to the computer with an Ethernet cable too. Sorry I don't have any better advice but that's about all I know about Canon and Linux. My friend's had a printer driver available but not the scanner driver. I told him to get a Brother before he bought it and he said we'll figure it out. We never did.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Any way to make a Canon Multi-Function NOT listed in any of the Asia or European sites work usin

    I don't have a problem with the scanner. Just the printer does not work.
    The Skanlite app in the graphics menu does scans without a problem.
    Afraid if I 'try' one of the setups for a different Canon multi model it will mess even that up.
    Thanks for all the suggestions and comments.
    HP Compaq desktop Leap15.2, Win10, Win7
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    I can now print with openSuSe Leap! Can Scan now, could be better!!
    I can backup my iPod and iPad with Windows, can't with Linux.(Will get there someday!)

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