Printer Canon MF512x/MF515x Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial How to Get & Install

August 10, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Canon i-SENSYS MF512x/MF515x Printer Quick Start for Ubuntu

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon MF512x/MF515x i-SENSYS Printer Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS Desktop.

And the Canon MF512x/MF515x Driver Installation procedure is Quick & Easy and simply involves the execution of some basic Commands on the Terminal Shell emulator.

Canon is recommended when available the CQue Driver should be used as the default product on all Linux systems.

Canon’s CQue is a powerful tool to create and manage Printer Queues for Canon devices on Linux platforms.

CQue Key Features:

  • Allows the creation of specific or dedicated printer queues giving access to all the features of the Canon device with just few mouse clicks.

  • Create and use a single printer queue with different parameters.

  • Manages all the features of Canon devices (paper trays, duplex printing, stapling, paper formats, etc.) as specified by the PPD file.

  • Supports advanced features like: mailbox printing, secured printing and printing with department accounting.

  • Supports many command line options to fine-tune printing on-line.

  • Automatic internal transformation of PS and PDF data to PCL5, or PCL6 (or PDF to PS) through the foomatic engine of Linux.

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Canon MF512x/MF515x Driver in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial How to Get & Install - CQue GUI
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon MF512x/MF515x Driver Installation Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Download Canon MF512x/MF515x Ubuntu Driver

    Canon MF512x/MF515x CQue Deb Driver
  3. Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer:

    which gdebi

    If Not there then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi gdebi-core

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. Changing to the Canon Target Directory:

    cd ~/Downloads
  5. Installing Canon MF512x/MF515x CQue Driver:

    sudo gdebi ./CQue*.deb

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