Printer Canon MP970 Driver Linux Mint 19 How to Download & Install

June 29, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon MP970 Printer Linux Mint 19

You are Welcome! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Canon PIXMA MP970 Driver on Linux Mint 19 LTS 32/64-bit Desktop.

Especially relevant: Canon has not released a proprietary MP568 Linux Mint 19 Driver.

So to Install Canon MP970 on Linux Mint 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. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Canon MP970 Driver Linux Mint 19 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 libpng-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 Linux Mint 19 LTS Archive Extraction

    Or from Shell:

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

    cd /tmp/gutenprint*
    make clean
    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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