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I'm trying to set up a Canon MP 420 Series printer on Ubuntu 11.10, but for some reason the wizard can't find the corresponding drivers. I looked for the drivers in , but they are not there. Even though the printer appears as installed and functioning, I cannot print with it form Ubuntu. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I'd really appreciate your help.

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Often you can find printer drivers for Linux at, but I don't see any "MP 420" there. I also don't see any Canon "MP 420" on the official site though, so perhaps that isn't the model name? It'd be worth a check. – Hydrangea Feb 7 '12 at 5:11
thanks Hydrangea, I was able to fix my issue. – Ikki Fenix Nov 3 '12 at 17:49

I'm assuming in this answer that you have made a typo - possibly you are asking for the MX420 series drivers or the MP240 drivers.

There is a PPA which you can install to add these drivers:

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

Then for the MX420:

sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mx420series

For the MP240:

sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp240series

More information can be found on launchpad.

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