How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19 Tara Easy Guide

August 15, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install Canon PIXMA Driver for Linux Mint 19

You Are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon PIXMA InkJet Printers Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce Desktop.

And to Setup Canon PIXMA Printer on Mint Tara 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 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina- Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - 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 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - File Manager
  4. Extract into the /tmp directory

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - Extract
  5. Only for KDE Desktops, Check/Install GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If not there then:

    sudo apt install gdebi-core 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 gdebi ./*i386.deb

    For 64-bit Systems:

    sudo 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 ./install.sh

    In case of Installation Issues see this Troubleshooting!
    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - Installing

  8. Open Configure Printer App

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - Configure Printer App
  9. Finally, Add Printer
    And the it should be Recognized and Installed!

    How to Install Canon PIXMA Driver on Linux Mint 19.x Tara/Tessa/Tina - Add Printer
  10. How to Getting-Started with Canon Scanners on Mint:

    Mint Scanner Quick-Start

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