I tried to install the MP190 drivers, but appeared a message show me that requires to have libcupsys2. I understand that libcup2 is an update of libcupsys2.
How do I solve this? Are there proprietary drivers for my Canon printer or scanner?
I found the solution!
for older releases use
Where [model] would be for:
Canon Pixma iP Series Ubuntu driver
Canon Pixma MG Series Ubuntu Driver
Canon PIXMA MP Series Ubuntu Driver
Canon MX Series Ubuntu Driver
Canon PIXUS Series Ubuntu Driver
If you would like to download the scanner application (and driver) install one of these packages (according to your model number):
Then look for "Scan Gear MP" or run from the terminal:
libcupsys2 is a virtual package in 11.10 which installs libcups2. Maybe the canon driver (it is a proprietary driver i guess) checks for this package. You could install this meta-package doing:
This should not install anything new, but mark the package itself as installed.
Then install the package using the following command:
(Replace foo.deb by the package of the driver)
you may have to use
I did. And the printer works fine.
For many (but not all) Canon printers and scanners we can download a proprietary Linux driver from Canon Asia. If a driver was not yet listed in the Canon web search tool linked above we may still find links to the appropriate driver downlaods from the Canon product overview page. Download the Debian package archives to install the proprietary printer drivers with the Ubuntu Software Center by a double click on them.
The proprietary scanner application scangearmp will not install with SANE and hence can not be used with applications based on SANE. After installation is it run from the terminal:
Note that drivers available there support a series of printers but not a subset of of this series. This is usually indicated by the product numbering (e.g. for a Pixma IP 2820 you will download the driver for the IP2800 series, for a PIXMA MX457 you will need the driver for the MX450 series, etc.)
Older drivers may also be available from ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk.
Some Canon printers are also supported by the Gutenprint drivers. Borderless or high resolution photo-printing may not be supported.
You may note that these drivers allow printing but they usually will not fully support all printer features. This has been like that for all Canon printers for reasons only Canon knows of.
In case we need a driver that fully supports all printer features there is a commercially available printer driver Turboprint which actually works great but you may not want to support their rather weird and expensive licencing plan (starting from $34 for one computer and two printers with free updates for 6 months only).
I answered this on this SO question but here's that answer, reprinted.
For 14.04 do the following:
Do an add printer. This should just show up automatically when you click the Add button .. give it a few seconds and the printer chirps then just magically shows up.
EDIT 3/2/15 for Vivid (15.04) (I suspect may need for 14.10 as well on brand new installation):
Had to install the following as well as the above:
You could try this from http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/12/canon-driver-scangear-mp-ubuntu-14-04/ :
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