How to Install Canon TR8540 Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial & Quick-Start Scanning

January 8, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon TR8540 Driver for Ubuntu 16.04 Bionic

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step Install Canon TR8540 Driver in Ubuntu 16.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

And included in the Canon TR8540 Ubuntu Install Tutorial You find also detailed instructions to Getting-Started with Canon TR8540 Scanner on Ubuntu.

Finally, these instructions are valid for all Canon PIXMA TR8500 Printer Series models:
TR8520, TR8540, TR8550, TR8560, TR8570.

Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - Featured
  1. First, Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - Open Terminal
  2. Installing Required Packages

    sudo apt-get install libxml2 libglade2-0 libpng1* libtiff5
  3. Download Canon TR8540 Series Linux Driver

    Canon TR8540 Linux .deb 32/64-bit

    Select the Linux 32/64-bit OS from Drop-Down
    Then Grab the Packagearchive file!

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

    Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - Open File Manager
  5. Next Double-Click on Printer Driver

    Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - File Manager
  6. Again Extract into the /tmp directory

    Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - Extract
  7. Finally, to Install Canon Printer Ubuntu Driver
    Access the Target location:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb

    Run the Installation script:

    sudo ./

    You could be asked to Connect and Turn On the Printer…
    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!

    Install Canon TR8540 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 - Installing
    Now if in the Output you find trace of some Missing Package then try first to execute:

    cd packages
    sudo apt install gdebi-core gdebi
    sudo gdebi ./*.deb
  8. Finally, Go on System Settings to Add Printer
    And the Printer will be Recognized and Installed

     - Ubuntu System Settings Printers
  9. Getting-Started with Canon TR8540 Series Scanner on Ubuntu

    Canon Scanner Quick Start on Ubuntu

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