How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Easy Guide

January 8, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon PIXMA Driver for Linux Mint 18.2

You Are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon PIXMA InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

The procedure is not exactly the same for all Canon Printers Models and then the Commands May Vary slightly from model to model.

Included in the Canon Printers Driver Installation Tutorial for Mint you find also detailed instructions on How to Getting-Started with Canon Scanning on Mint.

Install Canon Printers Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya- Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - 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:

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - File Manager
  4. Extract into the /tmp directory

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Extract
  5. Only for KDE Desktops, Check/Install GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If not there then:

    sudo apt install gdebi

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

  6. Install the Canon Packages
    Access the Target with:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb/packages

    For 32-bit Systems:

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

    For 64-bit Systems:

    sudo su -c "gdebi ./*amd64.deb"

    Or If No cnijfilter Directory then instead:

    cd /tmp/

    And:

    sudo su -c "gdebi ./cnijfilter*.deb"
  7. Installing Canon Printer Driver:
    If No cnijfilter Directory then Skip this Step!

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb

    Connect & Power On your Printer.

    sudo su -c "./install.sh"

    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!
    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Installing

  8. Open Configure Printer App

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Configure Printer App
  9. Finally, Add Printer
    And the it should be Recognized and Installed!

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya - Add Printer
  10. How to Getting-Started with Canon Scanners on Mint:

    Mint Scanner Quick-Start

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