Need help on getting the cannon pixama mg2922

Brian ad44 at
Thu Jun 9 18:34:52 UTC 2016

On Thu 09 Jun 2016 at 12:07:04 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Thursday 09 June 2016 09:41:27 Brian wrote:
> > On Wed 08 Jun 2016 at 19:39:05 -0400, Larry wrote:
> > > Well from the canon website it in fact does have the drivers...The
> > > one thing I do not know how to install
> > > it...cnifilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar-2 anyone that can help me it would be
> > > appreciated very much...
> >
> > 1. tar zvxf cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar.gz
> >
> > 2. cd cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb/packages
> >
> > 3. sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter2-5.00-1_amd64.deb
> >    or
> >    sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter2-5.00-1_i386.deb
> >
> > 4. sudo apt-get -f install
> Thank you Brian, I am sure that others, looking in the archives, will see 
> the general procedure to follow with the cannon drivers.  Particularly 
> if the OP pipes up and tells the list that it works.

The first hurdle is getting Canon to admit they have software for Linux.
As Doug records (he probably used the canon-usa site):

  > *There is no recommended download for the OS version you selected.*

Go to canon-asia and they come up with a different response (a positive

Try and they might offer rpms only; it
takes some doing to get them to serve up debs. My feeling is that Canon
are doing themselves a disservice with the way they provide their Linux
offerings. I can understand a user giving up at some point in this

There is an install script (credit to Canon). How well it works I do not
know because it requires a printer to be connected over the networkork
on USB. The method I gave always works. Afterwards it is only a matter
of setting up a queue with CUPS. It is gratifying that Larry has managed
that without breaking a sweat.

Step 4. is only needed if dpkg complains about dependency problems. If
apt-get cannot resolve them the problem lies with Canon.

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