Ubuntu – How to install a Canon printer or scanner driver

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I tried to install the MP190 drivers, but appeared a message show me that requires to have libcupsys2. I understand that libcup2 is an update of libcupsys2.

How do I solve this? Are there proprietary drivers for my Canon printer or scanner?

Best Answer

  • PPA

    I found the solution!

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk  
    sudo apt-get update
    

    for older releases use ppa:michael-gruz/canon.

    Finally,

    sudo apt-get install [model]

    Printer

    Where [model] would be for:

    Canon Pixma iP Series Ubuntu driver

    Canon iP100 Ubuntu Driver -  cnijfilter-ip100series
    Canon iP1800 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip1800series
    Canon iP1000 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixmaip1000series
    Canon iP1500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixmaip1500series
    Canon iP1900 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip1900series
    Canon iP 2200 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip2200series
    Canon iP2500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip2500series
    Canon iP2600 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip2600series
    Canon iP2700 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip2700series
    Canon iP3300 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip3300series
    Canon iP3500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip3500series
    Canon iP3600 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip3600series
    Canon iP4200 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip4200series
    Canon iP4500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip4500series
    Canon iP4700 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip4700series
    Canon iP4800 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip4800series
    Canon iP5200 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip5200series
    Canon iP6600 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip6600series
    Canon iP7500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-ip7500series
    

    Canon Pixma MG Series Ubuntu Driver

    Canon MG5100 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mg5100series
    Canon MG5200 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mg5200series
    Canon MG6100 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mg6100series
    Canon MG8100 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mg8100series
    

    Canon PIXMA MP Series Ubuntu Driver

    Canon MP140 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp140series
    Canon MP160 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp160series
    Canon MP190 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp190series
    Canon MP210 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp210series
    Canon MP240 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp240series
    Canon MP490 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp490series
    Canon MP500 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp500series
    Canon MP510 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp510series
    Canon MP520 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp520series
    Canon MP540 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp540series
    Canon MP550 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp550series
    Canon MP560 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp560series
    Canon MP600 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp600series
    Canon MP610 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp610series
    Canon MP630 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp630series
    Canon MP640 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mp640series
    

    Canon MX Series Ubuntu Driver

    Canon MX320 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx320series
    Canon MX330 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx330series
    Canon MX350 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx350series
    Canon MX360 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx360series
    Canon MX410 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx410series
    Canon MX420 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx420series
    Canon MX860 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx860series
    Canon MX870 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx870series
    Canon MX880 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-mx880series
    

    Canon PIXUS Series Ubuntu Driver

    Pixus 550 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus5510iseries
    Pixus 560 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus560iseries
    Pixus 850 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus850iseries
    Pixus 860 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus860iseries
    Pixus 865 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus865iseries
    Pixus 950 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus950iseries
    Pixus 990 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixus990iseries
    Canon Pixus ip3100 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixusip3100series
    Canon Pixus ip4100 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixusip4100series
    Canon Pixus ip8600 Ubuntu Driver - cnijfilter-pixusip8600series
    

    Reference: http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/06/download-install-canon-printer-driver.html

    Scanner

    If you would like to download the scanner application (and driver) install one of these packages (according to your model number):

    scangearmp-mg5100series
    scangearmp-mg5200series
    scangearmp-mg6100series
    scangearmp-mg8100series
    scangearmp-mp140series
    scangearmp-mp160series
    scangearmp-mp190series
    scangearmp-mp210series
    scangearmp-mp240series
    scangearmp-mp250series
    scangearmp-mp270series
    scangearmp-mp280series
    scangearmp-mp490series
    scangearmp-mp495series
    scangearmp-mp510series
    scangearmp-mp520series
    scangearmp-mp540series
    scangearmp-mp550series
    scangearmp-mp560series
    scangearmp-mp600series
    scangearmp-mp610series
    scangearmp-mp630series
    scangearmp-mp640series
    scangearmp-mx320series
    scangearmp-mx330series
    scangearmp-mx340series
    scangearmp-mx350series
    scangearmp-mx360series
    scangearmp-mx410series
    scangearmp-mx420series
    scangearmp-mx860series
    scangearmp-mx870series
    scangearmp-mx880series
    

    Then look for "Scan Gear MP" or run from the terminal:

    scangearmp
    
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