How to Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printers Drivers on Ubuntu Linux and Quick-Start Scanning Easy Guide

February 10, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Canon MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Drivers for Ubuntu Linux

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Drivers and Quick-Start Scanning on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Included in the Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Installation Tutorial for Ubuntu you find also detailed instructions on How to Getting-Started with Canon Scanning on Ubuntu.

Canon PIXMA MG6800 Printers Series includes the following Models:
Canon MG6810, Canon MG6820, Canon MG6840,
Canon MG6850, Canon MG6851, Canon MG6852, Canon MG6853,
Canon MG6860, Canon MG6865, Canon MG6866,
Canon MG6870, Canon MG6880, Canon MG6890.

Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Installing Required Packages

    sudo su -c "apt-get install libxml2 libglade2-0 libpng3 libtiff5"

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  3. Download Canon MG6800 Printer Series Linux Driver:

    Canon MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 .deb 32/64-bit Driver

    Select the MG6800 Series Printer .deb Driver.

  4. Open a File Manager Window
    Go to Home > Downloads

    Installing Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Drivers for Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS Linux - Open File Manager
  5. Double-Click on Printer Driver

    Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS - File Manager
  6. Extract into the /tmp directory

    Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS - Extract
  7. Installing Canon Printer Driver
    Access the Target location:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb

    Run the Installation script:

    sudo ./install.sh

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

    Install Canon PIXMA MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty-LTS/16.04-Xenial-LTS - Installing
    Now if in the Output you find trace of some Missing Package then try first to execute:

    cd packages
    sudo apt-get install gdebi gdebi-core

    For 32-bit Systems:

    sudo gdebi ./*i386.deb

    For 64-bit Systems:

    sudo gdebi ./*amd64.deb
  8. Finally, Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer will be Recognized and Installed.

     - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  9. Getting-Started with Canon MG6860/MG6865/MG6866 Scanner on Ubuntu:

    Canon Scanner Quick-Start on Ubuntu

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