How to Install Drivers for Canon Printers PIXMA MG Series on Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 16/15/14/13, Pear OS 8/7 And Elementary OS 0.2

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, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

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

First, you have to add the repo and update the system:

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

For Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 17 Qiana ONLY, you need the libtiff4 library which is not available via the default repositories, but we can download it from the Debian Sid sources.

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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3 comments on “How to Install Drivers for Canon Printers PIXMA MG Series on Ubuntu 14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 16/15/14/13, Pear OS 8/7 And Elementary OS 0.2
  1. Gerard op der Heijde says:

    I have printer MG7150. Can you help me with such a driver?
    Thanks in advance, Gerard

  2. Denis Martin says:

    Also need a linux mint 16 driver for the MG7150.
    Is there one available yet?

  3. Tom says:

    I’ve followed through this guide and a million others, but just can’t get my MG6350 to actually print.
    The drivers install, the printers picked up and even displays ink levels.
    Ask it to print something though and all that happens is the jobs processed, the printer beeps, then… nothing.
    This is true of both x86 and x64 versions of Ubuntu 14.04.

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