Is anybody successfully addressing a Canon PIXMA MX printer (MX350 in my case) on current Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)?

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    Related question here. Can you try this link, download, extract and open the two 64-bit Debian packages (the bottom two)? I do this for a different but similar model and it works fine. – Tom Brossman May 20 '12 at 19:57
  • Thank you for the detailed comment, although I'm only seeing files with "i386" in their name. I'll try when I'm again testing 12.04 (me-tv is still an issue for me) – type May 21 '12 at 8:03
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    You're right. I have a MG5350 and 64-bit drivers exist. I would send Canon an email requesting drivers or help. I did, and they replied quickly told me what to do. I was shocked they actually replied AND had Linux support. – Tom Brossman May 21 '12 at 11:26
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    No luck in my case, but this answer seems promising: askubuntu.com/questions/140799/… – type May 23 '12 at 9:04
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    Using ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk (trunk!) I had to purge and install the drivers after upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10. – type Oct 9 '12 at 11:04

Go to this website http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010699.asp.

Select Linux, press submit and select : "Printer Driver for Debian Linux (3.1)". Its name should be cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb.tar.gz

This driver also works for MX320 and MX330 printers so maybe also for MX350.

Untar it and do

cd cnijfilter-mx860series-3.10-1-i386-deb/packages
sudo apt-get install libpopt-dev # not sure it is useful
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-common_3.10-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg --force-architecture -i cnijfilter-mx860series_3.10-1_i386.deb

Now just go to System Settings/Printing. Press Add, and you should see your printer if you wait a bit.


Just follow this except for the mx870: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1488850


Add ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk and install cnijfilter-mx350series.

Adjusting /etc/apt/sources.list.d/michael-gruz-canon-trunk-quantal.list to read

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/michael-gruz/canon-trunk/ubuntu quantal main

also makes the driver install in 12.10.


I made a tutorial where I describe the installation of canon pixma mx715 in linux ubuntu (scanner + printer):


I think it also helps you with your mx350, because it's the same way only other driver data (you can translate the site to English with the flag-icon on the right side of the blog)

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – user98085 Jan 20 '13 at 22:18

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