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How To Install Canon Printer In Ubuntu

Are you looking for the right procedure to install a Canon printer in Ubuntu? Then you have reached the right page to perform it.The latest version of Ubuntu can recognize almost all the printer models. So installing the printer on Ubuntu is quite simple. The below section explains how to install the Canon printer in Ubuntu.Before you proceed, make sure that your Canon printer’s initial setup has been completed. Check if the printer is connected to the network. Now, continue the following instructions.

Installing the Canon printer in Ubuntu:

  • Go to the System settings window of your Ubuntu computer.
  • Click on the Printers or Printing option.
  • In the Printers dialog box, locate and click on the Add button.
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  • Now, enter your printer’s URL or click on the Network printer option. Install the Canon printer by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Once the printer is installed on your Ubuntu computer, try to print a test page.

If the installation fails or if you encounter an issue while installing the Canon printer using its driver file on Ubuntu, then try the alternative method given below.

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Installing the Canon printer in Ubuntu using Terminal:

  • Download your Canon printer’s cnijfilter****.deb.tar.gz file from its official support page.
  • After downloading the file, open the Terminal application.
  • Type and run the following commands 
  • cd Downloads
  • tar –zxvf cnijfilter****-deb.tar.gz 
  • cd cnijfilter****-deb
  • sudo ./
  • Now, you need to modify the PPD file of your Canon printer. 
  • After doing it, go to the PRINTERS folder and delete the entries of the printer.
  • Now, in the PRINTERS window, click on the Add button.
  • Select your Canon printer correctly.
  • Under the Choose Driver section, select the Provide PPD file option by clicking the radio button beside it.
  • Choose None from the drop-down menu available on the page.
  • Install the Canon printer in Ubuntu by following the on-screen instructions.
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