How to Install Canon Printers Drivers on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Easy Guide

June 19, 2015 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Installing Canon Printers Driver in Linux Mint

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce 32-64-bit Desktop.

Included in the Canon Printers Driver Installation Tutorial for Mint you find also detailed instructions on How to Get Started with Canon Scanning on Mint.

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  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator 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 may 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. Possibly Double-Click on Printer Driver on the File Manager:

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

    Installing Canon Printer Driver on Mint - Extract
  5. Installing Canon Printer Driver
    Access the Target location:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*

    Run the Installation script:

    sudo ./

    You could be asked to Connect and Turn On the Printer…
    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!

    How to Install Canon Printer Driver on Mint - Installing
    Now in case of Issue then try first to execute:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb/packages
    sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"
    sudo su -c "gdebi ./*.deb"
  6. How to Get Started Scanning on Linux Mint

    Mint Scanner Quick Start

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