My printer is a Canon iSensys MF4010. Once connected elementary automatically installed its driver and informed me it's ready. I clicked on the info icon in the printer settings and in the drop down there is a "print test page" button, once clicking on it nothing happens. I then created a doc in libre office and tried to print it, it does nothing either. It's not even listed as a print job. What am I doing wrong?

  • When you try to print a libreoffice document, do you see and can select that printer? ~ I have never been able to print in Linux without installing drivers separately, most likely the "automatic installation" is deceptive. ~ You should post this on askubuntu, most if not all printer issues are ubuntu and not elementary-specific, and there you have better chances to get assistance.
    – user170
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 9:50
  • Yes the printer was selected. Thank you for the suggestion. Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 19:09

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I found on Canon's website link to drivers for your printer: Drivers Just select Linux 64bit and download. ;)

  • I have not thought about this. I thought Canon won't have a linux driver! Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 19:10
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    :D You see! Canon supports professionals ;)
    – Dysproz
    Commented Jan 10, 2017 at 19:14
  • Yet, I could not switch because they don't support home recording musicians. I could not make my VSTs work. Commented Jan 11, 2017 at 19:29
  • I've no Canon Pixma G2012 and they don't have a linux driver :( Commented Nov 7, 2018 at 9:44

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