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I tried to use the driver from a an earlier mg series printer but it does not work, and so far have not found a way to get it to. Any suggestions?

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can you confirm you've tried the mg5200 series driver from this PPA? – fossfreedom Dec 29 '11 at 18:41
Tried looking for it in the Software center yet? Search 'Canon cnijfilter' more detail here:… – Tom Brossman Dec 29 '11 at 21:13

In fact, there are mg5300-series drivers available from Canon. They are not (yet) on their European site, but you can find them on

I have a mg5350 with wifi. I downloaded the mg5300 series driver (.deb version) and installed it without any problem in Kubuntu 11.10.


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The installer script failed om my Maverick 64bit, but I found a workaround, see… – keepitsimpleengineer Apr 22 '12 at 18:53

I have an MG5300 and 12.04. I just configured the MG5300 to use my wifi network, using standard instructions. Then I added a Printer in Ubuntu, and selected Network Printer. It found the MG5300 and when I selected to add it, it automatically searched for the appropriate driver (over net, I assume), found it, installed it, and I was able to print a test page. Printing over wifi works well, and the driver seems to support all usual MG5300 settings. I've not been able to get scanning to work over wifi though.

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what network protocol did you use? / what is the uri? – virtualxtc Apr 28 '14 at 23:21

You can also use a commercial driver called Turboprint. I recall the best print quality with this driver for Canon printers.

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