Canon manufactures printers, scanners and cameras. This tag is for questions relating to installing or troubleshooting their hardware when used with Ubuntu.

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Installing canon pixma mg5650 in linux ubuntu

I have just bought a whole new canon pixma mg5650, and I am having difficulties installing it with my ubuntu operative system. Can anyone tell me how to connect my printer to the computer? Thank ...
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Printer Color Management How do I calibrate my printer?

I currently have a dilemma. My computer prints fine on windows, but in linux the colors are too dark. I am relatively new to linux, and I can not for the life of me find out how to make my printer's ...
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Simple Scan not recognizing Canon LiDE 25

I do sane-find-scanner and get: found USB scanner (vendor=0x04a9 [Canon], product=0x2220 [CanoScan]) at libusb:002:002 # Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by ...
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How do I connect a Cannon Pixma MG3550 printer wirelessly to my laptop?

It will not read the installation cd as its for windows, I have been on the cannon site but that is for windows or a mac. I went into settings but need a url number for the printer(absolutely no ...
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lxde 14.04 ubuntu canon printer not printing

its a fresh install, printer worked with built in drivers when gnome 3 12.04, now lxde 14.04 the job is queued but never completes or attempts to print, the troubleshooting log is below. I have tried ...
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Problem with canon lbp 3000

I have a printer canon lbp 3000 in a localnet, i've installed the drivers with the ubuntu center and using tar, but it doesn't recognizes the printer. The printer connects correctly in windows systems ...
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Canon LBP6000 printer not working with Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I am new to Linux and my Canon LBP6000 printer isn't working with Ubuntu 14.04. I tried this question's answer as solution, but I didn't work. I tried the following ...
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Canon MF8580Cdw won't print on Ubuntu 15.04

I have just switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 15.04. I have a Canon MF8580Cdw laser printer. It appears that I got it to install with drivers downloaded from Canon. However, every time I try to ...
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Installing Canon MG6320 in ubuntu 15.04

I am a beginner running Ubuntu 15.04 and trying to install drivers for a Canon MG 6320 printer. I would like to use it on my wireless network but willing to use it wired if required. I have tried ...
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Running Canon 120 LiDE scanner on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 virtually. I know that the Canon 120 LiDE cannot run on Ubuntu, but would I be able to run it through Windows 7 virtually?
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Bash script checking if specific printer is online

Objective: Create a bash script that checks if a certain printer is connected and online (connected: true/false) How can I do this in the terminal (or via python)? I have tried "lpstat -p -d" but ...
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How does one install Canon MG series printer / scanner

We recently purchased a Canon printer for our home. My wife's works fine because she uses a Mac. I cannot find the drivers for the Canon MG7520 printer series printer. How does one install that ...
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Canon LBP6000 printer

I have tried to follow along with some of the other posts - to no avail. I have successfully been able to find the selected printer after installing the drivers. Now my printer just hangs on the ...
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Printing issue with canon pixma ip4300 and ubuntu 12.04

I have been bashing my head against the wall trying to get ubuntu 12.04 to print on the above printer as the colours are on the screen. I have managed to print colour photos by tweaking the colour ...
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I want to use Canon Printer : does not setup: PIXMA MP990series [duplicate]

I put in the setup CD and nothing happened. I don't know what else to try?
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how to install Canon LBP2900B

How can I install Canon LBP2900B on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? I tried the method for the installation of LBP2900, but it didn't work. please suggest me the way
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Canon MF4140 printing black sheets

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm using a Canon i-sensys MF4140 printer. The printer only prints incorrectly some pages whenever I try to print some specific (but multiple) pdf and jpeg files. The result I ...
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Canon 120 LiDE Scanner VirtualBox Windows 7

I recently purchased a Canon 120 LiDE Scanner that does not work with Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering if it is possible to use the scanner via a Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox even though the scanner is not ...
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How do I install my Pixma iP 1700 on 14.04LTS?

I know that there are directions to accomplish this on the wiki, however when I follow those directions I get an error message indicating the files I downloaded can not be found? I am new to linux ...
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Canon CanoScan LiDE 25 Ubuntu 14.04 lts Failed to Scan

I am attempting to get any scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04 lts. I'm currently attempting to run a Canon CanoScan LiDE 25. I have tried both XSane and Simple Scan. I've tried running from Terminal with ...
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How to remove all print packages; configure CUPS with Gutenprint correctly?

Learning the ins and outs of linux and enjoying doing so; I have come across a problem that has stumped me for now; perhaps you kind folk can help. I am trying to get my printer working; it works but ...
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Install Canon MX472 scanner on Ubuntu 14.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install my multifunction printer on Ubuntu. The printer is ok. But can't make Ubuntu recognize the scanner. I tried with xsane, but doesn't detect any devices It's a wireless ...
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Canon MB2320: Scangear works, but simplescan and xsane don't find scanner

The title pretty much says it all. Picked the Canon MB2320 largely because it came with Linux drivers, and I have to say that installing it was a snap. So was installing the Canon scanner utility ...
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Install Canon printer lbp6030w

Hello I been trying to install Canon Printer LBP6030w I download the driver . It does not work . I try generic driver it does not work . I try synaptic package manager it does not work. I download ...
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Canon MF8380Cdw Still Not Working

I'm new (and know nothing) so unfortunately can't comment on this post. I've tried everything @Fabby and @user3541816 have suggested: I've uninstalled the drivers, installed the generic ones when ...
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Need to calibrate my CanoScan N670U but can't get color profile

I can't get my CanoScan N670U flatbed scanner to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried downloading the relevant package, but I get this error message: Could not find requested package. Color requests ...
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Canon MG3250 Printer Colours

I have just purchased a Canon MG3250 printer for it's wireless functionality. Unfortunately when printing from Ubuntu the colour profile is way out. Can anyone guide me through calibrating this at ...
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Can't install printer

After upgradeing my system to Ubuntu 15.04 I can't my printer (Canon 4350d). I add my printer via localhost:631 (cups) but it's not added at System -> Printers. Cups displays all printers on the ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 (and Mint 17.1) will not detect Canon scanner MP237 (MP230 series)

I just purchased a new multi-function Canon unit ... MP237; copier, printer and scanner. I have Simple Scan and XSane; along with Gimp, installed. I can print and copy (as far as I know) just fine. ...
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Printer not printing, ejects a blank page

3 days ago, I needed to print a page from Chrome, print job doesn't happen, so I copied what I needed from the browser, pasted and saved in Libre Office, on printing it ejected a blank page. So I then ...
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How to access Canon CR-50 check scanner connected to Ubuntu 12.04 using CLI?

I am developing a project which needs to access Canon CR-50 check scanner using PHP. How can I make it work? I am currently working on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) machine, any solution will help me a lot. I ...
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Canon D530 Laser Printer not working on Ubuntu 15.04

I just upgraded to 15.04 from 14.10 and I have a new printer (Canon D530). I set it up and in the print queue it says that it printed the test page, but the printer doesn't print anything. I have the ...
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How to disable an auto-detected default network scanner and use the USB scanner

I have a MFC scanner which was auto-detected through the network. When I try to use it, get invalid-argument therefore, I connected it via USB. Through USB it works however, the scanner programs ...
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driver canon MG6200

I am trying to install the canon MG6200 driver hoping that i can print double sided after that. I have extracted the tarball and ran the install.sh file. This gives me this output: ...
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How to install Printer Drivers with rpm extension

I have a Canon Pixma P200 and I have downloaded the Linux drivers from their site. I extracted them and I found 4 .rpm files. I decided to open terminal and type in ...
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Canon Mf4770n MFC Printer Installation

Having some trouble figuring out how to install. I already downloaded and installed the 64bit .deb packages from http://www.usa.canon.com/ but when I try to add the printer via the "add printer" ...
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Scanimage works, but Xsane or any other UI does not

I moved from 12.10 to 14.04 and have a Canon Canoscan LiDE 25. It worked fine with Xsane on 12.10. Now I have the strange effect that I can use the scanner with scanimage all the time, but as soon as ...
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Run Canon Pixma p200 to ubuntu 14.04

I just bought a printer, Canon p200. and this laptop running ubuntu 14.04 is also new that everything seems so alien to me. I can't figure out how to use the printer. I added it already in the ...
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Canon MX420 has stopped printing

My Canon MX420 was printing and will not do so now. The printer screen says "wait-processing" and then nothing happens. I have looked for solutions online without success. sorry..new to this. I see ...
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Canon LBP 3150 not running in Ubuntu 14.10

I've downloaded the "Linux_CAPT_PrinterDriver_V260_uk_EN.tar.gz" file. But unable to install it properly. What are the steps to install LBP 3150 in Ubuntu 14.10.
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Can't install Canon mg 3540 scanner

I was able to get my Canon mg3540 printer to work. I can't get the scanner to work though, I tried to download drivers from the Canon website and tried xzane and simple scanner, none are picking up ...
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How to kill captmon2?

I used the command top to find my active processes : top - 02:54:56 up 8:12, 3 users, load average: 1,54, 1,95, 2,46 Tasks: 237 total, 2 running, 235 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): ...
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Canon Pixma iP2820 Driver for Ubuntu?

There is no official driver. (I know that. I've spent 5 hours looking) But is there another way to get it to work? I plugged it in, and the driver didn't automatically install, so I searched Google. ...
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How to make Canon imageRUNNER 2525 printer work on Kubuntu 14.10?

I am using Kubuntu 14.10, 64 bit on my laptop. for me adding HP printers were very easy just by choosing printer and model graphically. But I am not able to add office network printer Canon ...
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how to install Canon mf8280cw

I just aquired free Canon multifunction MF8280cw. How can I install it on ubuntu 14.04? (64bit) When I go to printers, it offers the option of providing a PPD file, how can I find that? It does not ...
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Wireless Printer Setup

I am trying to setup my wireless Canon MX520 printer: How do I obtain correct drivers for my Canon MX520 Wireless Printer? Instructions for driver installation for Canon MX520?
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Scanner Canon Pixma MX521 gets not recognized

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. When I run the application "Simple Scan", it does not recognize my scanner, but when I installed the printer, it got recognized. I can also print without any problems. There ...
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Ubuntu and canon i-sensys mf8280

what I want to know is, with windows you get a "toolbox" that you can download from the support and downloads tab in the cannon website for windows 8.1. but when I choose Linux on the website, I don't ...
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Scanning on Canon PIXMA MP270 does not work with Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 my MP270 no longer scans. Xsane recognises the scanner but does not scan and give a message "Window is not responding". Simple Scan gives a similar result. Printing ...
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Canon PIXMA MP 600R with 14.04 worked perfectly until yesterday. Now full black ink tank won't print

However when I reboot in Windows 7 the printer works perfectly. So the problem must be in the driver & not the machine. I tried re-installing the driver but that hasn't changed anything. I also ...