Printer Canon imageCLASS LBP251dw/LBP252dw Ubuntu Driver How to Download & Install

March 12, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Canon imageCLASS LBP251dw/LBP252dw Ubuntu Setup

You are Welcome! The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw imageCLASS Printer Driver on Ubuntu 14.04-Trusty/16.04-Xenial/18.04-Bionic/20.04-Focal LTS 32/64-bit Desktop.

And the Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver Installation procedure is Quick & Easy and simply involves the execution of some basic Commands on the Terminal Shell emulator.

Canon recommends that when available the CQue Driver should be used as the default product on all Linux systems. .

Canon’s CQue is a powerful tool to create and manage Printer Queues for Canon devices on Linux platforms.

CQue Key Features:

  • Allows the creation of specific or dedicated printer queues giving access to all the features of the Canon device with just few mouse clicks.

  • Create and use a single printer queue with different parameters.

  • Manages all the features of Canon devices (paper trays, duplex printing, stapling, paper formats, etc.) as specified by the PPD file.

  • Supports advanced features like: mailbox printing, secured printing and printing with department accounting.

  • Supports many command line options to fine-tune printing on-line.

  • Automatic internal transformation of PS and PDF data to PCL5, or PCL6 (or PDF to PS) through the foomatic engine of Linux.

Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - Featured

Finally, this Guide we’ll be valid also for the Next Ubuntu GNU/Linux Releases.

Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - CQue GUI
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - Open Terminal
  2. 2. Downloading Driver

    Download Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Ubuntu Driver

    Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw CQue Deb Driver
  3. 3. GDebi Setup

    Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer:

    which gdebi

    If Not there then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi gdebi-core

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo

  4. 4. Accessing Target

    Changing to the Canon Target Directory:
    (When Downloaded with Firefox it may bee instead into the /tmp/mozilla* directory)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Check if the Driver is there:

    ls | grep CQue
  5. 5. Installing Driver

    Now to Install Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw CQue Driver:

    sudo gdebi ./CQue*.deb
  6. 5. Installing Printer

    Then Open Ubuntu Settings:

    Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - Open Settings

    Simply Hit ‘Cmd’/’Win’ and Search for ‘Settings’.

    And Install Printer on Ubuntu Desktop

    Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - Ubuntu Settings Devices

    Click the ‘Add Printer’ Button:

    Printer Canon LBP251dw/LBP252dw Driver for Ubuntu - Add Printer

    Then Browse to “Install PPD File” Driver…

    How to Find Printer PPD File Location on GNU/Linux

    GNU/Linux Desktops Ubuntu File Location Searching

    Or Else Find it in the “Printers Database”.
    So, your Printer should be Now successfully Installed and Working! ;)


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