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Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« on: September 26, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »
 

loug28

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Hello all,

I need a little bit of help and advice. My mom recently bought a printer.  The Canon PIXMA MG2520. My googlefu skills haven't been the best, I admit, and I can't find anything related to this printer. It's an all-in-one printer so it also has a scanner/copier. I'm not too concerned about that.

I just need to get the printer working. So if anyone could help I would appreciate it.
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Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2014, 02:37:37 PM »
 

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Open a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) or from Menu > Accessories > Terminal and enter this command and post here the results.

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lsusb
With this command you can see if your printer is recognized from Linux Lite.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 02:49:03 PM »
 

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Canon printers are covered in the Help Manual, please refer to that. Menu, Favorites, Help Manual, Hardware, Printer Setup, Canon.  Cheers.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 03:16:28 PM »
 

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Open a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) or from Menu > Accessories > Terminal and enter this command and post here the results.

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lsusb
With this command you can see if your printer is recognized from Linux Lite.

To humor your response, since you were kind enough to respond

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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04a9:176d Canon, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 1a2c:0023 China Resource Semico Co., Ltd
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 413c:3200 Dell Computer Corp. Mouse
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 03:21:38 PM »
 

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Canon printers are covered in the Help Manual, please refer to that. Menu, Favorites, Help Manual, Hardware, Printer Setup, Canon.  Cheers.

I see. Thank you, I sincerely did not know that.

edit: actually, the help manual DOES NOT help at all. I searched for mg2500series as it says to do ("Now open Menu, System, Install/Remove Software and search for your printer name. For example if you had the Canon MX870Series Printer then you must use the following format")  and nothing shows up for mg2500series or mg2520series

BUT

I solved my own problem by going into System > Printers > add new printer..since it was USB, it was automatically seen and ready to install.
Last Edit: September 26, 2014, 03:28:30 PM by loug28
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 03:46:45 PM »
 

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Okay, printer is working guys, thanks.

Scanner? Not working.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 03:51:13 PM »
 

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Go to Menu > Graphics > Scanner to test it, if you haven't done it yet.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2014, 04:23:38 PM »
 

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I did, it says no scanner.

BUT I found a solution!
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2014, 04:35:41 PM »
 

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Even when you go to Document > Preferences? Maybe you have to specify the source.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 05:24:22 PM »
 

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I did, it says no scanner.

BUT I found a solution!

Can you share the solution please?
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 10:58:07 PM »
 

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I did, it says no scanner.

BUT I found a solution!

Can you share the solution please?

Canon also supply a programme ScanGearMP to run the scanner

go here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/c...100551901.html to download scangearmp-mg2500series-2.20-1-deb.tar.gz and close the terminal from above; reopen and then
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cd Downloads
tar -zxvf scangearmp-mg2500series-2.20-1-deb.tar.gz
cd scangearmp-mg2500series-2.20-1-deb
./install.sh

run ScanGearMP with

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scangearmp
I even set up a launcher and got it to work.

As for the printer, it turns out that apparently just plugging it in worked. it was automatically recognized in Linux Lite. sometime between January 2014 and today the printer software got updated to included the drivers for my printer.

So it all worked on it's own. I was silly for even posting.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 01:37:02 AM »
 

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Not silly at all, and thank you for sharing the solution with others.
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2015, 07:19:52 AM »
 

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Hello All,

The info in reply #10 wouldn't work for me to convert the package with the exact same model printer/scanner, kept telling me no such file or directory, I had to install Alien & use it for the conversion.


Here's the steps:

Open Terminal then
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sudo apt-get install alienHit Enter, enter password, hit Enter again.
When it asks y/n hit y then Enter.

Close Terminal after alien's installed & make sure the .tar.gz file is in home/Downloads then open Terminal and
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cd DownloadsHit Enter

Then
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sudo alien -d scangearmp-mg2500series-2.20-1-rpm.tar.gzHit Enter, enter password if required & hit Enter.

Might take a little while to do the conversion then you'll see a message in Terminal "scangearmp-mg2500series_2.20-2_all.deb generated"

That's it, then just double click on the newly created .deb package to install it  8)
Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 08:12:26 AM by JmaCWQ
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2015, 08:19:31 AM »
 

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Looks like I need a little help with getting this printer/scanner working.
It's not actually for me but my Mum who's about 11 hours away from where I am.
We're both on LL2.0, it's an MG 2560 I've been informed & I don't have the same printer/scanner.
Printer works fine, just plugged it in and it worked right from the start but the scanner refuses to.
After installing the .deb above neither of us can even get the scangear software to run by using Terminal & 'scangearmp'.
'sudo scangearmp' also does nothing, 'gksudo scangearmp' runs it & it runs for abour 5 seconds then closes itself again.
Tried that with the printer/scanner plugged in, tried restarting with & without the printer/scanner plugged in etc. etc...
We've also added 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inameiname/stable' which gives a lot of different choices for the scangear software to be added via Synaptic though nothing tried will work.
No matter what we do it just refuses to recognise the scanner.

Probably off topic but we both had an issue adding that repository by just typing it in, only way it'd work was to paste it in for some reason.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Re: Installing the Canon PIXMA MG2520
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