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After I tried the December 2010 edition of Linux Mint Debian 64-bit, I had come to the conclusion that it was not for me, as it was, and that I would rather stick with the Main edition of Linux Mint, built on the current Ubuntu base distribution.
Two things made me change my mind and try it again: First, I tried Ubuntu 11.04 and I really did not like the new launcher! Second, I really could not put up with Mint’s Main Edition requirement, to have to back up and re-install from scratch with every new version…
So, I thought I should give LMDE 64-bit another try; and I’m glad I did!
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Update, December 2012
Moving forward to Mint Nandia (based on Ubuntu 12.10), Michael’s drivers in canon-trunk suport two-sided printing! At last!
Update, May 2012.
Moving forward to Mint Maya (based on Ubuntu 12.04), I found that Michael’s Canon repository did not have a driver version for Precise and that the previous ones used in Oneiric, would not work.
In order to solve this problem, you need to follow these steps:
- Uninstall the existing canon drivers
- Remove the existing canon repository from your sources
- Add the new repository:
[code]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk
sudo apt-get update[/code]
- Re-install the drivers corresponding to your printer, with Synaptic. You may have to use the i386 packages if amd64 ones are not available. They will still work!