Canon IJ Printer, ScanGear MP Drivers for Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

October 28, 2018 — 6 Comments

For those looking for Canon IJ or ScanGear MP drivers, there are now .deb packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and also Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA.

Thierry Ordissimo made the official drivers of Canon printers and multifunction devices, included versions 2.20 and newer, into PPA. There’s also sane backend for some scanners.

Supported devices in the repository:

  • bjf900, bjf9000
  • bjs300, bjs500
  • e400, e500, e510, e560, e600, e610
  • i250, i255
  • ip90, ip100, ip1800, ip1900, ip2200, ip2500, ip2600, ip2700, ip2800, ip3300, ip3500, ip3600, ip4200, ip4300, ip4500, ip4600, ip4700, ip4800, ip4900, ip6600d, ip7200, ip7500, ip8700
  • ix6500, ix6700, ix6800
  • mg2100, mg2200, mg2400, mg2500, mg3100, mg3200, mg3500, mg4100, mg4200, mg5100, mg5200, mg5300, mg5400, mg5500, mg6100, mg6200, mg6300, mg6400, mg6500, mg7100, mg8100, mg8200.
  • mp140, mp160, mp190, mp210, mp230, mp240, mp250, mp270, mp280, mp490, mp495, mp500, mp510, mp520, mp540, mp550, mp560, mp600, mp610, mp630, mp640
  • mx320, mx330, mx340, mx350, mx360, mx370, mx390, mx410, mx420, mx430, mx450, mx470, mx510, mx520, mx530, mx710, mx720, mx860, mx870, mx880, mx890, mx920.
  • p200
  • pixmaip1000, pixmaip1500
  • pixus550i, pixus560i, pixus850i, pixus860i, pixus950i, pixus990i
  • pixusip3100, pixusip4100, pixusip8600

1. To add the PPA repository:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command:

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

Type your user password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Install the setup utility, later can be launched from application menu.

For Ubuntu 16.04, run sudo apt update to refresh system cache first.

sudo apt install cnijfilter2 scangearmp2 cndrvcups-utility

3. Depends on your device, search for cnijfilter (for printing) or scangearmp (for scanning) in Synaptic package manager (install it via Ubuntu Software).

And finally select install the driver that is match for your device. And it’s OK to install i386 only package on 64-bit Ubuntu.


To remove the driver packages, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove cnijfilter2 scangearmp2 cndrvcups-utility cnijfilter-* scangearmp-*

To remove the PPA repository, go to Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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6 responses to Canon IJ Printer, ScanGear MP Drivers for Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

  1. I tried the above steps. My Canon MX922 was not detected. scangearmp2 exits saying “Internal Error occurred. Scanner driver will be closed”.

    Any ideas?

  2. There is no driver for IP1800 and most then half of IP series.

  3. These steps worked for me. Installed both the printer and scanner drivers for PIXMA MX922 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Thanks.

  4. It works perfectly well for me. Thanks

  5. Will support for the Canon MX700 be added? Thanks.

  6. This ScanGear (ver 3.70) works for me for Canon PIXMA TS3150 and Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa (based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic).

    As I remeber older driver (probably from Canon page – with ScanGear MP 3.30) didn’t work with SimpleScan. Now scaner works also with SimpleScan and “xsane” (directly or in GIMP) and “xscanimage” (directly or in GIMP).

    It also prints correctly.

    All tested with WiFi connection. I didn’t test with USB connection.

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