Hi I'm a complete newbie to linux. I am running ubuntu 13.04. I am trying to install a canon pixma mp495 wireless printer. I have downloaded the canon printer driver from the canon european site but cannot install the driver. Can anybody help?
Have the printer connected and on the same Wi-Fi network as the computer.
Go to System Settings, Printers, and add it. It should show up, and walk you through getting drivers and naming it.
In Linux, you rarely need to get software of any kind from Google searches. This is a common mistake of those coming from Windows. Programs come from repositories, and drivers are no different.
To install Canon Pixma mp495 printer driver for linux ubuntu 10.04 you need to add PPA below in your ubuntu system.
First open Terminal Ctrl+Alt+T then enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon
For Ubuntu 14.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inameiname/stable
sudo apt-get update
Disconnect your Canon MP495 from your computer or turn it off. Then, install the Canon MP495 driver with the following command.
sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp490series
i tried to install "sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp490series" but got
"No-Aspire-V3-551 ~ # sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp490series
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package cnijfilter-mp490series"
should I look for another repo?
I have succeeded in scanning over USB using the Canon Pixma MP 495 printer/scanner on Kubuntu 16.04. I just followed this guide:
Previously I had tried Warwizard's solution but that didn't seem to help the scanner. Now the Skanlite app still crashes but XSane Image works perfectly.