How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Linux Easy Guide

October 31, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Welcome Ubuntu User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

Included in the Canon PIXMA MX494 Ubuntu Xenial Installation Tutorial you find also detailed instructions to Getting-Started Canon Scanning on Ubuntu.

Finally, this instructions are valid for all Canon PIXMA MX490 Printer Series models:
Canon PIXMA MX491, PIXMA MX492, PIXMA MX494,
Canon PIXMA MX495, PIXMA MX496, PIXMA MX497, PIXMA MX499.

How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open Terminal
  2. Installing Required Packages

    sudo su -c "apt-get install libxml2 libglade2-0 \
    libpng3 libtiff5 libpango1.0-0"
  3. Download Canon MX494 Printer Linux Driver:

    Canon MX494 Linux Driver

    Select the Debian Packagearchive.

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

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Open File Manager
  5. Double-Click on Printer Driver

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - File Manager
  6. Extract into the /tmp directory

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - 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!

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - 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 should be successfuly Recognized and Installed.

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  9. Getting-Started with Canon MX494 Scanner on Ubuntu

    Canon Scanner Quick-Start on Ubuntu
  10. Now I’m truly Happy if this Info can Help You to Setup Canon PIXMA MX494 on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.


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