I'm afraid that my patience is being stretched.
I've had this thing for a few weeks now, and have been using the time to refresh my stale knowledge of UNIX.
The first thing was to ensure that the image was up to date, and used apt-get and so on.
However, despite having two Linux reference books, together with the Rapsberry Pi User Guide (not much cop) I'm finding almost invariably that commands don't behave as specified, or refuse to be recognised.
I've found that I'm wasting more and more time researching what packages are necessary, understanding the terminology, and still not making headway.
This thing is for inspiring young people? Really.
.... and no, I don't think I'm dumb, and should have enough knowledge of operating systems to get even a George III to bend to my will.
My first attempt was to install my printer using CUPS.
I'm still at it.
I used the alternative LP something, but having ploughed through reams of commands, I just can't remember.
Let's start this off.
It's a Canon PIXMA MX350, on the hardwired private network.
I've followed the trails through trying to install the Canon Linux driver (failed to install), downloading the source (failed to build the package due to bad dependencies), followed all the advice I can find on installing network printers.
So, as a last ditch before I give up wasting endless hours, is there anyone here, or is there a book that can specify in terms that can be be understood without referring to Linux dictionaries, or other termiaology that hasn;t first been defined?
Local network is all 192.168 based,
with a PC on 192.168.2.1, with a hostname that I recognise
raspberrypi on 192.168.2.14
Canon printer (without a host name) on 192.168.2.12
the printer is wired LAN IPv4 with a printername of 0000008A62DD and a MAC, it is Bonjour enabled with a servicename of Canon MX350 series_E55B658A62DD
My Router has something called a DNS Suffix FDBlahDiBlah
CUPS won't find it.
I can successfully ping the printer
Under what regime should I add the printer in CUPS?
HPLIP, IppSocket, or ipps, or SAMBA?
If so what is the form of the address
e.g. when in the SAMBA option the input box has the text smb there. Should it be left?
the examples of URI (Goodness what is that and why are there reams of pages that still don't adequately define it?)
What is the hostname I'm supposed to use?
The printer under the DNS list doesn't have one. It's there on 192.168.2.12.
I've tried the following (literal text):-
similarly with localhost replaced by 'raspberrypi'
attempted just employing:-
I can then follow the remainder of the CUPS installation and select the correct driver, but a test print reveals an invalid address.
Should it be this obscure to do something so simple?
Thanks in advance