Canon MP980 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial How to Download & Install

June 29, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon MP980 Printer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Canon PIXMA MP980 Driver on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially relevant: Canon has not released a proprietary MP568 Ubuntu 16.04 Driver.

So to Install Canon MP980 on Ubuntu we’ll make use of the Gutenprint suite Drivers release.

And Gutenprint is a Suite of Printer Drivers that may be Used with most common UNIX Print Spooling Systems, including CUPS, lpr, LPRng, or others.

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  1. First, Open Terminal Window
    Ctrl+Alt+t
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon MP980 Driver Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial How to Download and Install - Open Terminal
  2. Then Install Required Packages
    First, Update the Apt repositories:

    sudo apt update

    And Setup the tools:

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev 
    libjpeg-turbo8-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev cups
  3. Download GutenPrint Source for Linux

    GutenPrint Linux Source

    Grab the Latest gutenprint tar.bz2 file.

  4. Next Double-Click on Archive
    And Extract into /tmp

    GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Archive Extraction

    Or from Shell:

    tar xvf ~/Downloads/gutenprint*.tar.bz2 -C /tmp
  5. Finally, Install Gutenprint for Ubuntu Linux

    cd /tmp/gutenprint*
    ./configure
    make clean
    make
    sudo make install

    The Installation will be Quickly Achieved in about 5 Minutes.
    For further Instructions and Details Look to the README File…


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