How-to Install Canon InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena

January 16th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Canon Printers Quick-Start for Linux Mint

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Canon InkJet PIXMA Printers Driver and Quick-Start Scanning on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena LTS 32/64bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

The procedure is not exactly the same for all Canon Printers Models and then the Commands Can 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.

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon Printers Driver Installation for 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
    Access the Target with:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb/packages

    For 32bit Systems:

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

    For 64bit 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. Open Configure Printer App

    Linux Mint Cinnamon - Configure Printer App
  8. Finally Add Printer
    And the it should be Recognized and Installed!

    Linux Mint Cinnamon - Add Printer
  9. How-to Getting-Started with Canon Scanners on Mint:

    Mint Scanner Quick-Start

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