How to Install Canon Printers Driver on Linux Mint Easy Guide

February 9, 2015 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Canon Printers Driver for Linux Mint

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Canon InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE 32/64-bit Desktop.

The procedure is not exactly the same for all Canon Printers Models and then the Commands May Vary slightly from model to model.

Included in the Canon Printers Driver Installation Tutorial for Mint You will find also Link to Guide for Getting-Started with Canon Scanning on Mint.

Install Canon Printers Driver on Linux Mint - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon Printers Driver Installation Mint - Open Terminal
  2. Download Canon Printers Linux Drivers:

    Canon Printers .deb Driver

    Search for “linux [myCanonModRounded]”
    You Need to Round Down the Printer Model Number As here Below…
    Eg: for ‘mx472’ search for “linux mx470”
    And for ‘MG2240’ search for “linux MG2200”

  3. Double-Click/Right-Click & Open with Archive Manager:

    Ubuntu Install Canon Printers Driver - File Manager
  4. Extract into the /tmp directory

    Installing Canon Printer Driver on Mint - Extract
  5. Install the Canon Packages with:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb/packages

    For 32bit Systems:

    sudo su -c "gdebi ./*i386.deb"

    For 64-bit Systems:

    sudo su -c "gdebi ./*amd64.deb"

    Or If No cnijfilter Directory then instead:

    cd /tmp/


    sudo su -c "gdebi ./cnijfilter*.deb"
  6. Installing Canon Printer Driver:
    If No cnijfilter Directory then Skip this Step!

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb

    Connect & Power On your Printer.

    sudo su -c "./"

    You could be asked to Connect and Turn On the printer…
    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!
    Install Canon Printer Driver on Mint - Installing

  7. How-to Getting-Started with Scanning on Linux Mint:

    Mint Scanner Quick-Start

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