How to Install Canon PIXMA MX478 Driver on Mint GNU/Linux

November 16, 2018 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Canon MX478 Linux Mint - Driver Setup

  1. 2. Installing Packages

    Then Install Required Packages

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install libxml2 libglade2-0 libpng12-0 libtiff5
  2. 3. Downloading Driver

    Download Canon MX478 Printer Linux Driver:

    Get Canon MX478 .deb Driver

    Select the MX478 Printer .deb Driver.

  3. 4. Extracting Driver

    Extract into the /tmp directory
    Eventually Double-Click on Driver from the File Manager:

    How to Install Canon PIXMA MX478 Driver on Mint GNU/Linux - Extract
  4. 5. Installing Driver

    Now to Install Canon Printer Driver
    Access the Target location:

    cd /tmp/cnijfilter*deb

    Run the Installation script:

    sudo ./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 MX478 Driver on Mint GNU/Linux - Installing
    Now if in the Output you find trace of some Missing Package then try first to execute:

    cd packages
    sudo apt-get install gdebi gdebi-core

    For 32-bit Systems:

    sudo gdebi ./*i386.deb

    For 64-bit Systems:

    sudo gdebi ./*amd64.deb

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