Hi I'm a complete newbie to linux. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I am trying to install a canon pixma mp495 wireless printer. I have downloaded the canon printer driver from the canon european site but cannot install the driver. Can anybody help?
Have the printer connected and on the same Wi-Fi network as the computer.
Go to System Settings, Printers, and add it. It should show up, and walk you through getting drivers and naming it.
In Linux, you rarely need to get software of any kind from Google searches. This is a common mistake of those coming from Windows. Programs come from repositories, and drivers are no different.
To install Canon Pixma mp495 printer driver for linux ubuntu 10.04 you need to add PPA below in your ubuntu system.
First open Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T then enter:
Disconnect your Canon printer from your computer or turn it off. Then, install the canon printer driver with the following command.