How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Easy Guide

March 27th, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Canon PIXMA Driver for Linux Mint 17.3

You Are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Canon PIXMA InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

And to Setup Canon PIXMA Printer on Mint Rosa it’s easy because it’s enough to Download and Install the Proprietary Driver.

Especially relevant how the procedure is not always the same for all Canon Printers Models and then the Commands May Vary slightly from model to model.

Finally, included in this post You will find also Link to Guide on Getting-Started with Canon Scanning on Mint.

How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa- Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - 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 17.3 Rosa - File Manager
  4. Extract into the /tmp directory

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - 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 32bit Systems:

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

    For 64bit 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"

    You could be asked to Connect and Turn On the printer…
    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!
    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Installing

  8. Open Configure Printer App

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Configure Printer App
  9. Finally Add Printer
    And the it should be Recognized and Installed!

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa - Add Printer
  10. How-to Getting-Started with Canon Scanners on Mint:

    Mint Scanner Quick-Start

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