[xubuntu-users] Driver and getting Canon printer to work

fred roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:54:51 UTC 2018


did you download this file from the link above?... What is the model number
of your printer?

>From what you showed me the file above is not being found.  Did you get the
file from the website? If so, make sure you are in the same directory as
the file or know the absolute path.  The former is easier.  If you are not
yet comfortable working from command line I suggest
http://linuxcommand.org/index.php he offers a great primer on linux command
line, gratis.  Once you have the file the rest should work; but, make sure
you match your model.  Also, how is the printer connected (wireless, usb,

On the disk, look in the Win directory and see if you can find the .ppd
file for your printer, sometimes it ships with it accessible..  If so, you
can try to copy it to a local working directory (like Download) and re-try
the add printer option.  Which, I hate to ask, did you try the add printer
from the system folder?

Menu -> Settings -> Printers

We will get you there, just building a picture in my head on what you have
tried and what is happening.  I am most familiar with network installs but
it shouldn't matter as long as the system can see your printer to install

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 6:14 PM avengethecathars <avengethecathars at juno.com>

> Thanks.
> Laptop is Dell Vostro
> Following website:
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/648101/how-does-one-install-canon-mg-series-printer-scanner
> Found debian driver, extracted, but do not know how to install, since
> command is for Ubuntu, and pasted into terminal, yields "no such file or
> directory" and I do not know how to translate to Xubuntu:
> From the website:"Extract the tar.gz file and then run the install.sh
> file":
> tar -xvf cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar.gz
> cd cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb
> ./install.sh
> Pasted result from my terminal:
> tar -xvf cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar.gz
> tar: cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> rabbit-in-the-titan at rabbitinthetitan-Vostro-1000:~$ cd cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb
> bash: cd: cnijfilter2-5.00-1-deb: No such file or directory
> rabbit-in-the-titan at rabbitinthetitan-Vostro-1000:~$ ./install.sh
> bash: ./install.sh: No such file or directory
> rabbit-in-the-titan at rabbitinthetitan-Vostro-1000:~$
>  <rabbit-in-the-titan at rabbitinthetitan-Vostro-1000:~$>rabbit-in-the-titan is the name of my computer
> Printing yields error message:
> "Could not start printer. Please check your printer configuration"
> Print queue is blank with nothing highlighted ("greyed out") except close
> and refresh.
> Could not install via "Printers Local Host > Change Driver > Provide PPD
> file > selecting folders extracted from download recommended above.
> However, now it does say "Connected to Local Host" and when I print it
> does bring up a printer dialog box, but the printer queue is blank.
> The disk which came with the printer only has one folder (Win) and
> searching it yields no Readme file.
> Any suggestions?
> P.
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: fred roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com>
> To: Xubuntu Support and User Discussions <xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [xubuntu-users] Driver and getting Canon printer to work
> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 16:53:05 -0700
> Any error messages? When you pull up the print que what is the status of
> the documents?  In my experience Cannon took some work to get it working
> correctly.  On the driver CD or in the driver package (assuming you got one
> from Cannon) there was usually a Readme file to set up with Linux.  Check
> for that.  Also, double check your specific model on Google with something
> like "Cannon [model] printer on Xubuntu".  Someone usually has a write-up
> step by step having been through this.  Without more specifics, model,
> laptop, any error messages etc. our help is limited but we will help you
> best we can.
> -- Fred
> On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 4:09 PM avengethecathars <
> avengethecathars at juno.com> wrote:
>> Hello!
>> I am trying the xubuntu freenode support channel, but I fear as it is
>> Sunday night, no one is around.
>> I would like to use a Canon printer, which seems (by its set up and view
>> screen) to be working.
>> Just not connected to my laptop.
>> I use 14.04.
>> Yours
>> P.
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