Sunday, 18 November 2007

Printing to Canon MP530 from Eee PC 701

I bought a lttle Eee PC 701 machine but had problems configuring it to print to my Canon MP530.

I decided to try the driver and had some success.

Download the Turboprint debian package from

Start a terminal by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+T"

Become root by typing "su -" and entering your user password

Add the following to /etc/apt/sources/list
deb xandros4.0-xn main contrib nonfree

Update the apt sources by typing "apt-get update"

Install the required libraries by typing "apt-get install libgtk1.2-common libgtk1.2 libglib1.2"

Install Turboprint by changing to the directory you downloaded it to (such as "cd /home/user") and the using the dpg command to install "dpg -i turboprint_1.96-3_i386.deb".

I then commented out the Xandros4 source from /etc/apt/sources.list and ran the "apt-get update" command again.

Now add the printer using the "Canon Turboprint" drivers. I added mine from my shared windows PC with no problem.