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

October 31, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | 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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