I have a new printer -- do I need to run the setup CD ROM that came with the printer ?
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You don't need to run the set-up CD. You can use a driver that's already in Ubuntu. If that doesn't work, you should be able to download the driver from the Canon website.
Not sure what model you are asking about, that would help clarify things.
Here is a list of free Canon drivers.
Here is a list of pay Canon drivers.