I’m trying to print from Libre Office Writer (Version: on Focal. This is the first time I have connected the printer since installing Ubuntu as a dual boot.

As soon as the printer was plugged in it was recognised as MG2550 series. But when I went to print I get an error message saying,

Print Cancelled
Could not start printer. Check your printer configuration.

I have been through the tutorial Printer Canon MG2550 Driver for Ubuntu 20.04 Focal How to Download & Install, which all seems to have gone fine. I now have 2 printers showing ‘mg2550 - series’ and ‘mg2550’, neither of which will print.

The printer’s definitely turned on, and both the PC and the printer have been turned off and on again.


I was able to download a printer driver for my Canon MG2500 printer from the following webiste:

https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/fax__multifunctionals/inkjet/pixma_mg_series/pixma_mg2550.html?type=drivers&language=en&os=linux (64-bit)

If the install.sh scripts don't work, use dpkg -i for your respective architecture.

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