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Review of Linux Compatibility
The Canon MG5550 is a all-in-one printer, which can also be used under Linux. The printer has the USB ID 04a9:1771
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04a9:1771 Canon, Inc.
and, if connected via USB, is recognized by the Linux kernel with the following output:
usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=04a9, idProduct=1771 usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 usb 1-6: Product: MG5500 series usb 1-6: Manufacturer: Canon usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 917xxx
Printing can be done with Gutenprint drivers or with the drivers provided by Canon. Gutenprint supports the model since at least version 5.2.10 via the bjc-PIXMA-MG5550 driver. The Gutenprint driver should be included in most latest Linux distributions (e.g. Ubuntu 14.04).
Alternatively, the drivers provided by Canon can be used. (This step is only recommended if printing with the Gutenprint drivers should fail). The following driver packages are needed:
These files can be downloaded from the Canon Homepage (all combined in one archive file):
Also the SD card readers of the Canon Pixma MG5550 can be accessed from Linux, if the printer is connected via USB:
scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic- Compact Flash 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS scsi 6:0:0:1: Direct-Access Generic- SM/xD-Picture 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS scsi 6:0:0:2: Direct-Access Generic- SD/MMC 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS scsi 6:0:0:3: Direct-Access Generic- MS/MS-Pro 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 sd 6:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0 sd 6:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0 sd 6:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 0 sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk sd 6:0:0:1: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk sd 6:0:0:2: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk sd 6:0:0:3: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk
Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
||Ubuntu 16.04 LTS||4.4.0-22-generic||-||01/05/2016|