Saturday, June 15, 2013

Install printer/scanner Canon PIXMA MG2270 in Ubuntu

Canon printers and scanners are not supported by default in Ubuntu. The printer and scanner drivers must be downloaded from the manufacturer and installed in Ubuntu system.
Canon supports Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

The following steps are the way I installed Canon PiXMA MG2270 in Ubuntu. Tested in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10.



Step 1 - Download printer and scanner drivers MG2200 series

Go to Canon support http://support-my.canon-asia.com/?personal. Under the Inkjet Printers, select Product series: PIXMA, Model: MG2270 and Document type: Drivers and softwareThen click Find.


  • Click OS option Linux.
  • Download the MG2200 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.80 for Linux (debian). The downloaded filename: cnijfilter-mg2200series-3.80-1-deb.tar.gz.
  • Download the MG2200 series ScanGear MP Ver. 2.00 for Linux (debian). The downloaded filename: scangearmp-mg2200series-2.00-1-deb.tar.gz.



Step 2 - Extract the downloaded compressed files

  • Right click on the cnijfilter-mg2200series-3.80-1-deb.tar.gz, then click Extract here. It creates a new folder cnijfilter-mg2200series-3.80-1-deb.
  • Right click on the scangearmp-mg2200series-2.00-1-deb.tar.gz, then click Extract here. It creates a new folder scangearmp-mg2200series-2.00-1-deb.


Step 3 - Install printer driver

  • Open folder cnijfilter-mg2200series-3.80-1-deb, then open subfolder packages 
 
  • For 64-bit machine:
    • Double click cnijfilter-common_3.80-1_amd64.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
    • Double click cnijfilter-mg2200series_3.80-1_amd64.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
  •  For 32-bit machine:
    • Double click cnijfilter-common_3.80-1_i386.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
    • Double click cnijfilter-mg2200series_3.80-1_i386.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.


Step 4 - Install scanner driver and scanner software

  • Open folder scangearmp-mg2200series-2.00-1-deb, then open subfolder packages 
  • For 64-bit machine:
    • Double click scangearmp-common_2.00-1_amd64.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
    • Double click scangearmp-mg2200series_2.00-1_amd64.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
  •  For 32-bit machine:
    • Double click scangearmp-common_2.00-1_i386.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.
    • Double click scangearmp-mg2200series_2.00-1_i386.deb. It opens Ubuntu Software Center, then click Install.


Step 5 - Add new Canon MG2270 printer in Ubuntu

  • Turn on  MG2270 and plug the usb cable to the ubuntu computer.
  • Click Ubuntu dash and type printer. After clicking printer, it opens printer setting. Click Add button and wait a minute the Canon printer will appear. Select it and click Forward

  • After printer configuration settings completed, the new printer MG2200 series appears in the printer list.


Step 6 - Using scanner MG2270

  • Make sure you turn on  MG2270 and plug the usb cable to the ubuntu computer.
  • Open Ubuntu terminal or press Ctrl+Alt+T, then type scangearmp. A simple scanning software ready to use the Canon MG2270 scanner,

19 comments:

  1. Now I can have multipurpose canon printer/scanner working in my ubuntu 12.10, thanks for this post.

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    1. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mg_series/pixma_mg2220_w_pp_201#DriversAndSoftware
      YOU CAN TRY FROM THE CANON USA WEBSITE, SO EASY, Thanks Canon USA, from Indonesia

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  2. Thanks heaps for this. Only useful page for using Canon MX430 in Ubuntu (I admit I am a relative newbie).

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  3. i don't understand in step 5... can you explain more detail?

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    1. Just for Ubuntu Linux user. It's just for verification to show that your printer was installed successfully. That's it.

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  4. Thanx for giving step by step knowledge regarding canon printer support.. Really liked this...

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  5. thanks, now i can use my canon printer to scan my document.

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  6. Thanks ! , all works finde under LinuxMint 15 64x

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  7. Kayun ChantarasathapornOctober 17, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Thank you so much. It works. I can use it perfectly both printer and scanner. By the way, for scanner, at first, I had problem when using it as I ran it in superuser mode. However, after I change to run in normal user mode, it worked fine. At this moment, for me, scanner can be run only from terminal by typing what this document said. Scanner utility that's default by UBUNTU does not recognize it yet. Thank you for your document. It's perfect. I ran it on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS. Thanks again.

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  8. thank you very much

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  9. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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  10. Only useful page for using Canon MX430 in Ubuntu (I admit I am a relative newbie).

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  12. Thanks for sharing information .This is very helpful.

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  13. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!
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  14. Thanks for 6th step - scanner began to work on my Canon MG5540 (Mint 17 64bit).

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  15. i cant install the scanner there is a problem. my adobe reader couldnot open scangearmp-common because it is either not support file type. can you desribe me for finish this problem?

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  16. Gracias! pude instalar y usar el scanner, aún no probé la impresora, pero me dio error al instalar el segundo paquete.

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  17. I will install these drivers of printers.

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