How to Install Canon Printer in Ubuntu

How to Install Canon Printer in Ubuntu

To know how to install the Canon printer on your Ubuntu (16.04) device, read and proceed with the guided instructions given below.

  • Step 1: First, make sure that you have the driver file of your Canon printer for Ubuntu.
  • Step 2: If not, download the Canon printer driver from this site or printer’s official site.
  • Step 3: After downloading the driver file, using the Ctrl + Alt+ T keys, open the Terminal application on your Ubuntu.
  • Step 4: On the Terminal screen, type the sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inameiname/stable command.
  • Step 5: Make sure to enter your Linux system password when prompted.
  • Step 6: Now, launch the Synaptic Package Manager application on your Linux system.
  • Step 7: Check if the Canon printer driver package index is displayed.
  • Step 8: If not, locate and click the Reload icon available at the top left-hand side of the screen.
  • Step 9: If it does not work, click the Search icon and look for cndrvcups, cnijfilter, and scangearmp.
  • Step 10: Once the driver package index is displayed on the screen, select the package(s) that you wish to install.
  • Step 11: After selecting the driver package(s), click the Apply button.
  • Step 12: Now, the driver installation begins.
  • Step 13: Once it is done, restart your Linux system.
  • Step 14: Connect the Canon printer to your Linux system and launch the Printers and/ or Simple Scan utilities to check if the printer is installed.
  • Step 15: If you can find your Canon printer icon on the Printer and/or Simple Scan screen, then try to perform a test print to check the printer functions.