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Fedora 20 added network printer MG3222, test print gets nothing.

asked 2014-07-16 09:16:36 -0500

I'm running Fedora 20 on my AMD +3 w AMD FX 6 core system. I aaded the printer using the printer app, it found the Canon MG3222, right away, I did not get prompted to enter root password like the documentation says, I also did not get prompted to enter the location, also in the documentation. When I send a test print, nothing happens and the job never shows up in the queue. I looked for the firewall to open the printer port, but can't find the firewall in system settings. If anyone has an answer, or have something else for me to look for, any response would be greatly appreciated.

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Which documentation are you referring to? It sounds like it should be updated.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2014-07-16 10:04:38 -0500 )edit

I'm talking about the documentation that comes with Fedora 20, in the printer setup section.

waynepmyers gravatar imagewaynepmyers ( 2014-07-16 22:53:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-07-16 21:45:54 -0500

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updated 2014-07-17 09:25:04 -0500

I have the MG3220 and use the MG3100 driver that comes in the default database. In GNOME go to Settings >> Printers >> Click on your model (after unlocking it) >> Choose from database >> Choose Canon >> Choose MG3100 >> Print test page.

Now, you have the option to upload a PPD file, I simply have not and am fine with my printer only printing.

Edit. I have an image for clarity, though not enough karma to upload. Thus I'll expand on my process.

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Remember I'm running Fedora, it's not like Linux Mint, it doesn't show you the driver, it just finds the printer, you click on that printer and pretty much, no other response after that, it comes up as ready. However the documentation supplied with Fedora, says that your supposed to be prompted for the root password, which I was not and also the location, which again I was not prompted to supply a location, it just changed to a ready status and looks like it should work, but doen't.

waynepmyers gravatar imagewaynepmyers ( 2014-07-16 22:40:00 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-16 22:50:47 -0500

Ha! found it, in the printers window, it shows model: Generic text only printer, I had to click on that, then it brought up, the driver, which I then selected Canon Pixma MG3100, and Walla. It now works. I wish it would have mentioned this in the Documentation. Thanks to all your inputs, it got me looking again.

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That's what I meant by default database. I'm not sure if its via GNOME or Fedora, but either way it is an excellent improvement for growing our user base.

drc gravatar imagedrc ( 2014-07-17 00:15:18 -0500 )edit

Please mark as correct answer.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-17 01:17:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-07-16 10:19:29 -0500

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I'm not sure, but you MIGHT need to install Canon drivers to get it working. Check the "Step by Step Guide" of this link:

I have not tried this specific Canon printer, but I was forced to install binary drivers from Canon to get some other Canon printers working, so this might be the case too. Even when Fedora recognizes your printer, it doesn't mean that it can actually work with it.

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Remember I'm running Fedora, it's not like Linux Mint or Ubuntu, this is a Red Hat sponsored OS.

waynepmyers gravatar imagewaynepmyers ( 2014-07-16 22:36:38 -0500 )edit

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