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I recently got a Canon PIXMA MG6320 printer and I love it, but I can't seem to get it to print on Ubuntu 12.10. I went through the standard setup, and it connected fine, until time came to print. I looked online for drivers, but there were none for Ubuntu or Linux in general.

Thanks in advance,

Rain

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This site is from Canon Australia and it has both scan and print drivers for Canon MG6300 series printers. For Ubuntu choose the Debian drivers.

http://support-au.canon.com.au/P/search?model=PIXMA+MG6360&menu=download&filter=0&tagname=g_os&g_os=Linux

It has been my experience that Canon USA doesn't support Linux, but often you can find suitable Linux drivers at other Canon locations.

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I installed those drivers and it still did not print.

I found this tip somewhere else.

$ cnijnetprn --search auto

It returned this...

network cnijnet:/18-0C-AC-C8-67-F7 "Canon MG6300 series" "Canon-MG6300-series_18-0C-AC-C8-67-F7"

Then I used lpadmin, entering the printer name, ppd file and the MAC address from above.

$ sudo /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p canonmg6320 -P canonmg6300.ppd -v cnijnet:/18-0C-AC-C8-67-F7 -E

I had to cd to where the *.pdd files are located (or enter the full path).

After that a new printer was listed as available, with the name canonmg6320. A test page worked.

The test page said that the driver was CNMG6300.PPD

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