How to Install Drivers for Canon Printers PIXUS 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 PIXUS 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.

This article has installation instructions for:

  • Canon PIXUS 550 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus510iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 560 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus560iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 850 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus850iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 860 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus860iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 865 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus865iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 950 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus950iseries
  • Canon PIXUS 990 Ubuntu Driver – cnijfilter-pixus990iseries

In order to get a successful installation, add the repository 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:

Canon Pixus 550 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus5510iseries

Canon Pixus 560 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus560iseries

Canon Pixus 850 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus850iseries

Canon Pixus 860 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus860iseries

Canon Pixus 865 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus865iseries

Canon Pixus 950 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus950iseries

Canon Pixus 990 Ubuntu Driver:

$ sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-pixus990iseries

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