How To Install Drivers For Canon Printers PIXMA MG Series On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana And Their Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Canon is the largest printer manufacturer, but it does not have drivers for every printer model, running on Linux.

In this article I will show you how to install the Ubuntu drivers for Canon MG Series Printers, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and their derivative systems: Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, Bodhi Linux 3.0.0, Pinguy OS 14.04, ExTiX 14.1 etc.

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

The Canon drivers are available via Michael Gruz’s PPA, but unfortunately they require the libtiff4 library, which is not available via the default repositories of Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems.

Follow the below instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Add the repo and update the system:

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

Download and install the libtiff4 library, for either 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

How to install the libtiff4 library on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 systems:

$ wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/tiff3/libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

How to install the libtiff4 library on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 systems:

$ wget http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/t/tiff3/libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i libtiff4_3.9.7-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install -f

And install the drivers for your printer exactly:

Install Canon PIXMA MG5100 Drivers for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mg5100series

Install Canon PIXMA MG5200 Drivers for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mg5200series

Install Canon PIXMA MG6100 Drivers for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mg6100series

Install Canon PIXMA MG8100 Drivers for Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mg8100series

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One comment on “How To Install Drivers For Canon Printers PIXMA MG Series On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17 Qiana And Their Derivative Systems
  1. Swarup says:

    Thanks. Now I can use my MX870 printer again.

    There were two very minor differences for me:
    – installing the libtiff4 library for 64-bit ubuntu
    the latest version I found was libtiff4_3.9.6-11_amd64.deb, not 3.9.7_3
    (the wget statement above came back with a 404.)
    – There was no 64 bit package for MX870.
    I used the one for MX880, and it seems to work fine.

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