Step-by-step – Canon Scanner MX Linux Installation Guide

October 17, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Driver

  1. 3. Downloading Canon Scanner Driver

    Download Canon Scanners GNU/Linux Drivers

    Canon ScanGear .deb Driver

    Search for “linux [myCanonModRounded]”
    You Need to Round Down the Scanner Model Number As here Below…
    Eg: for ‘mx472’ search for “linux mx470”
    And for ‘MG2240’ search for “linux MG2200”

  2. 3. Extracting Canon Scanner Driver

    Confirm to Open with Archive Manager on Browser
    Or after Double-Click/Right-Click on Scanner Driver:
    (When Downloaded with Firefox may be located in /tmp/mozilla* Dir)

    How to Install Canon Scanner on MX Linux -File Manager

    Then Extract into the /tmp Directory:

    How to Install Canon Scanner on MX Linux -Extract

    But if you are in Trouble to Find it out then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.

  3. 4. Installing Canon Scanner Driver

    Now to Install Canon Scanner Driver
    First, access the Target directory with:

    cd /tmp/scangear*

    And then Run the Installation Script:

    sudo ./

    During installation You may be Asked to Connect & Power On your Scanner…
    How to Install Canon Scanner on MX Linux -Installing
    Now in case of Issue then try first to execute:

    cd /tmp/scangear*/packages
    sudo apt-get install gdebi gdebi-core
    sudo gdebi ./*.deb


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