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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Canon's lbp6020 in Linux

So I installed canon lbp6020 driver on Ubuntu 15.10 but it didn't work, then I tried it on Ubuntu 14.04LTS but the same, the print is installed but doesn't respond at all, I did some research and I ...
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Cannot instal MP495 Canon on Ubuntu 14.04

there! I'm trying to install MP495 on my computer and I've tried 2 approaches: I've added the Device Uri (found on my modem) however when I try to print a page, the printer is not responding http://...
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canon pixma2920 unable to print

I bought a white Canon MG2920 and it worked perfectly the first two months but then out of nowhere it stopped. I only use it for printing and only wireless because I don't have a cable attached. The ...
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canon printer Canon i-SENSYS LBP6030B installation broblem with USB port and Ubuntu 15.10

after installation completed successfully printer doesn't print any test page or document i used this official app enter link description here in my system Ubuntu 15.10 with usb connection but no ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 Canon Pixma ip2600 printer

I typed the following in the terminal but I was unable to get the printer working. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get my printer working? Thank you in advance for your responses. sudo add-...
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Canon printer color printing too dark

I have a Canon Pixma MG5520 printer/scanner combo. It works very well with Ubuntu 15.10 when printing in greyscale, and SimpleScan works fine. However, when I print in color, everything becomes darker ...
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How to install Canon Maxify MB2320

Greetings and thank you in advance for your assistance. Although new to Ubuntu, I worked on Unix systems for years, years ago and slowly things are coming back and looking familiar. All the same ...
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Install Canon Printer IR C5035 on Ubuntu OS 14.04 Computer

Does anybody know how to install the printer in a Ubuntu computer? The printer is the Canon IR C5035 and the Ubuntu OS is 14.04. I've already downloaded the printer drivers from the Canon website (...
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Disable color printing from `Document Viewer`

In Document Viewer version 3.10.03, is the color printing capability a function of the driver or a function of Document Viewer itself? I want to print black only but when hunt for a way to disable ...
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How to proceed so that I can scan ? Canon DR-M160

I connected my Canon DR-M160 scanner via USB, to my Lubuntu laptop. I get: lsusb Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1083:163e Canon Electronics, Inc. So it is detected !? I guess I now have to install ...
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How to send photos from my Canon photo camera to my laptop via Wifi?

I have a Canon SX610 HS photo camera which aims to be able to transfer data over wi-fi to my laptop. I have no idea how to set that up. In the camera settings I have: NFC: ON Password: OFF Target ...
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Manufacturer vs generic printer PPD

I'm setting up a new printer on my desktop, and a dialog has opened asking which PPD I want to choose. It says the generic version is recommended, but it also has one from Canon, the manufacturer of ...
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Lost connection to Canon MX870 wifi printer after update

I'm working with Kubuntu 15.04 in a Asus X555L, with a Canon MX870 Wifi printer. Kubuntu added the printer as a net printer without any problem. dnssd://Canon%20MX870%20series%20_3DE7BF3B49FC....
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Setup Canon MFP (mf4500 series) as scanner

I have Canon imageCLASS MF4570dn which is connected via USB. I installed UFR II Printer Driver for Linux Version 3.00 (which is just for printing obviously) and MFP prints fine. But I cannot force ...
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Canon MP560 scanner function [duplicate]

As of the update from 15.04 to 15.10 the scanner function of my MP560 stopped working. Same as some other question (without answer) the device is seen using scanimage -L, but that's it. Any program ...
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How Do I Install Canon MF8000C Printer in Ubuntu 15.10?

I want to install the Canon MF8000C series Printer as a network printer. I have the 64-bit .deb drivers downloaded and installed from the Canon website, and the printer does show up as a network ...
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Canon Pixma MX494 driver close enough for MX492?

Is the Canon Pixma MX494 driver okay for the MX492? That's the closest match I found from Canon's UK website. Link to Linux driver. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to make support for printer Canon mf3240 under Ubuntu 12.04.5

I have a printer Canon MF3240, OS Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. Because my computer has configuration which cannot support later versions of the Ubuntu. Actually, my question is, or ask for help, how to install ...
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Printer Canon Pixma MP250 driver problems Ubuntu 15.10

my printer Canon Pixma MP250 cannot auto connect in Ubuntu 15.04 and 15.10. I've tried to find and install drivers via Printers-Add without success. I have also tried to download drivers for amd64 in ....
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Network scanner (Canon) stops after upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10

I have just upgraded Kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 - all very nice. The machine is working well, and I can print to the Canon pixma mx420 with no problems as before, but both Skanlite and xsane return errors....
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How do I install Canon LBP2900B printer in UBUNTU

Everything done as instructed in the given URL, How To Install Canon LBP2900B printer in 14.04 LTS ? I tried the method for LBP2900 but it didnt work but I am getting "Communication Error" message. &...
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canon pixma mg2440 scanner not working with xsane

I have got the canon pixma printer/scanner , tried installing drivers from cd, it didn't work, from canon website, i couldn't install , xsane doesn't see the scanner , however the printer is working. ...
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Canon Pixma MP250 printed quality

I use Lubuntu 15.04 and a Canon Pixma MP250 printer/scanner. The device are working so fine, but... I can't get it prints with less ink on the paper (draft quality). The Lubuntu "driver" has a ...
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How to install Canon LBP2900B in ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I tried to install Canon LBP 2900B in Ubuntu 15.04. It is not working. Please help me to install it successfully.
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How to scan a document with the scanner scan button

I have a Canon MP250 printer/scanner and I wonder if I can use the [Scan] button of this device to automatically scan a document, page by page. This device has its own software to do this, but it is ...
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Canon Pixma printer on Ubuntu 15

Can't seem to get a printer working with my brand new 64-bit Ubuntu laptop. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04 ...
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Canon MF216n multifunction Printer/Scanner. Printer working, but ubuntu cannot find the scanner

Does anyone have a scanner driver for the Canon MF216n multifunction Printer/Scanner? I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have the printer working, but "Simple Scan" cannot find the scanner.
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Install Canon MP560 Ubuntu 15.04

Trying to install a Canon PIXMA MP560 wireless printer on my brand new Ubuntu laptop: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15....
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trying to install a Canon MX 860 wireless printer

I have used every link I can find to do this. I follow instructions for several techniques, but invariable get a 404 not found somewhere along the line. There is supposedly a "standard" solution for ...
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Unable to install Canon PIXMA MG2520 printer in Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit)

I have an old pc (HP Pavilion a1203w with an AMD Sempron) that used to run Windows XP. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a while back & haven't had any problems until I got this new printer. I went to ...
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Firefox can not print jpg files on Canon iR2520

I have ubuntu 14.04 and network printer Canon iR2520. When I try print any picture from browser(Firefox 40.0.3) - I can not do it(I can print small picture eq 640*480 etc. fine, but can not print ...
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Cjet Printer driver for Canon LBP Printers

How to configure Canon LBP2900B printer in Ubuntu 14.04 using Package: printer-driver-cjet ? I already installed Package: printer-driver-cjet ; But I don't know steps after this.
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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 you!...
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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 idea)...
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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 Canon printer is online

Objective: Create a bash script that checks if a certain Canon 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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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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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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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 '...