Printer Canon i-SENSYS MF5980dw Driver for Debian Based OSes How to Get & Install

October 21, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Canon i-Sensys MF5980dw Printer Quick Start for Debian

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon MF5980dw i-SENSYS Printer Driver on Debian/Kali/LMDE/Parsix/antiX/MakuluLinux/Elive 32/64-bit Desktop.

And the Canon MF5980dw Driver Installation procedure is Quick & Easy and simply involves the execution of some basic Commands on the Terminal Shell emulator.

Canon recommends that the CQue Driver should be used as the default Driver 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.
Canon MF5980dw Driver for Debian How to Get & Install - Featured
Canon MF5980dw Driver for Debian How to Get & Install - CQue GUI
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal window
    Kickoff > Type “kons” > Return
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon MF5980dw Driver Installation Debian - Kde5 Open Terminal
  2. Download Canon MF5980dw Debian Driver

    Canon MF5980dw 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 Look: Solution

  4. Changing to the Canon Target Directory:

    cd ~/Downloads
  5. Installing Canon MF5980dw CQue Driver:

    sudo gdebi ./CQue*.deb

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


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