How to Install Canon SELPHY CP500 Ubuntu Driver

July 16, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Canon SELPHY CP500 Ubuntu Driver Install

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Canon SELPHY CP500 Ubuntu Driver.

First, this Installation procedure has been Tested on Ubuntu 14.04+ based systems.

Especially relevant: Canon has not released a proprietary SELPHY CP500 Linux Driver.

So to Install Canon SELPHY CP500 on Ubuntu we’ll make use of the Gutenprint suite Drivers release.

Because Gutenprint is a Suite of Printer Drivers that may be Used with most common UNIX Print Spooling Systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others.

Finally, Gutenprint Drivers provide High Quality Printing for UNIX and Linux systems in many cases Equal to or Better than Proprietary Vendor-supplied Drivers.

How to Install Canon SELPHY CP500 Ubuntu Driver - Featured
  1. First, Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Then Install Required Packages
    First, Update the Apt repositories:

    sudo apt update

    And Setup the tools:

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev 
    libjpeg-turbo8-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev cups
  3. Download GutenPrint Source for Linux

    GutenPrint Linux Source

    Grab the Latest gutenprint tar.bz2 file.

  4. Next Double-Click on Archive
    And Extract into /tmp

    GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Archive Extraction

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvf ~/Downloads/gutenprint*.tar.bz2 -C /tmp
  5. Finally, Install Gutenprint for Ubuntu.

    cd /tmp/gutenprint*
    ./configure
    make clean
    make
    sudo make install

    The Installation will be Quickly Achieved in about 5 Minutes.
    For further Instructions and Details Look to the README File…


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