Ubuntu – How to get a Canon PIXMA MX350 printer working

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Is anybody successfully addressing a Canon PIXMA MX printer (MX350 in my case) on current Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)?

Best Answer

Go to this website http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010699.asp.

Select Linux, press submit and select : "Printer Driver for Debian Linux (3.1)". Its name should be cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb.tar.gz

This driver also works for MX320 and MX330 printers so maybe also for MX350.

Untar it and do

cd cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb/packages
sudo apt-get install libpopt-dev # not sure it is useful
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-common_3.10-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-mx860series_3.10-1_i386.deb

Now just go to System Settings/Printing. Press Add, and you should see your printer if you wait a bit.

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