How to install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP on Canon 20.04

Looking for a Linux drive for Canon printers and multifunction devices? Here’s an easy way to install ScanGear MP2, Cnijfilter2 and UFRII drivers on Ubuntu 20.04 via PPA.

Thanks to Thierry Ordissimo Ubuntu PPA Contains official Canon drivers for Linux.

In the latest version, G6, G6080, TS5300, TS5380, TS6300, TS6380, TS7330, TS8300, TS8380, TS8330, XK60, TS6330, TS3300, and E3300 series support has been added to the ScanGear MP2 driver. And E3300, G5000, G5080, G6000, G6080, GM2000, GM2080, TR703, TS3300, TS5300, TS5380, TS6300, TS6330, TS6380, TS700, TS708, TS7330, TR8300, TS8330, TS8380, XK60 are supported by IJ print driver. It has been.

And a large list of devices has been added to the UFRII driver support. See the previous link for details.

1.) Add a PPA repository

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or by searching for “Terminal” in the system application menu. Once open, run the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz

Enter the password for the sudo prompt (without the asterisk feedback) and press Enter to continue.

How to install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP on Canon 20.04

2.) To install the ScanGear MP driver, run the following command.

sudo apt install scangearmp2 

How to install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP on Canon 20.04

To install the IJ printer driver, execute the following command.

sudo apt install cnijfilter2

How to install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP on Canon 20.04

3.) To install the UFRII or LIPSLX printer driver for Canon LBP / iR printers, use the apt command to install one of the following packages on your device.

  • cnrdrvcups-lipslx
  • cnrdrvcups-ufr2-uk
  • cnrdrvcups-ufr2-us

There is also a list of PPD (PostScript Printer Description) files that can be used with PPA. Install with the apt command or use Synaptic to find the printer.

How to install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP on Canon 20.04

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