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I could not find an appropriate driver for the printer. Tried other Canon drivers; a generic Postscript and generic PCL5/6 but when I send a print job, the printer wakes up but does not print. The same happens when using wireless or USB connection. Other Canon printers work just fine.

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Install the driver from Canon (ver 3.90). Oddly, it shows up on its Asia site, but not on its US site. This worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty.

http://support-asia.canon-asia.com/contents/ASIA/EN/0100517002.html

This driver was also linked by this Technosophy blog

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  • It appears that the drivers now show on the Canon USA site. As a bonus, they are open-source. – palswim Dec 2 '17 at 23:21
  • Canon is incredibly screwy. Now they don't again if your OS autodetects as "Linux 64bit" or "Linux 32bit" (as most will); you have to manually change to just "Linux", at which point the software list (debs, rpms, and source; printing and scanning) will reveal itself under "Drivers". – FeRD Jan 18 '18 at 8:54
  • I had an older Canon that supported Duplex printing regarding hardware capability. But The best Linux driver I could track down for it did not include that feature. So follow-up question. Does the Linux driver support all the features including Duplex printing? – Joe C Feb 16 '19 at 14:09
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The official drivers from Canon are here:

For some reason, these drivers are only available on the Asia site.

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Try this.

MX920 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.90 for Linux (debian Packagearchive).

MX920 series ScanGear MP Ver. 2.10 for Linux (debian Packagearchive)

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  • The links above are broken as of 10 Oct 2018. Do you have an update? – Jim Parker Oct 11 '18 at 3:41
  • @JimParker Thanks for the comment. Links have been updated. – Mitch Oct 11 '18 at 13:27

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