I am trying to print pdf's on a Canon MX920 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS but it says there is no printer installed. I can't install the printer - it says it can't find drivers. I can print just fine from libre office. I went to Canon's drivers page and downloaded the source file for a linux driver. The readme file say to use the command rpmbuild which doesn't seem to exist for me. So I used apt install rpm and that installed the packages. I still can't add the printer. Can someone help me from here?


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Canon have provided a driver for this device since 2013; so if you go here http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100517002.html and click to download and save what will be cnijfilter-mx920series-3.90-1-deb.tar.gz

if you open a terminal; copy the commands below; line by line; paste into the terminal; hit the ENTER key for each command then move to the next line

cd Downloads
tar -zxvf cnijfilter-mx920series-3.90-1-deb.tar.gz
cd cnijfilter-mx920series-3.90-1-deb

then run the install script; watch as it runs as it may ask you questions

sudo ./install.sh

that should install the drivers and register the printer and you should be good to go

(I thought michael gruz ppa was no longer supported ........)


If you go to the US Canon site and look for drivers for the MX920 printer, you will get the message: "There is no driver for the OS Version you selected. The driver may be included in your OS or you may not need a driver." when the website has automatically detected that you are running a Debian 64-bit or 32-bit OS (e.g. Ubuntu), but if you scroll (pull) further down the list you will find that if you simply select "Linux" as your operating system you will be able to download the 3.90 version of the drivers. Source code is also available for download.


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