How to Install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP in Ubuntu 20.04

May 6, 2020 — 19 Comments

Looking for Linux drives of Canon printers and multifunction devices? Here’s easy way to install the ScanGear MP2, Cnijfilter2, and UFRII drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 via PPA.

Thanks to Thierry Ordissimo, the guy maintains an Ubuntu PPA that contains official Canon drivers for Linux.

The most recent version added G6000, G6080, TS5300, TS5380, TS6300, TS6380, TS7330, TS8300, TS8380, TS8330, XK60, TS6330, TS3300, and E3300 series support in 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 support in the IJ print driver.

And a large list of devices were added support in the UFRII driver, see previous link for details.

1.) Add the PPA repository

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run command:

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

Type your password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue.

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

sudo apt install scangearmp2 

To install IJ printer driver, run command:

sudo apt install cnijfilter2

3.) To install UFRII or LIPSLX printer driver for Canon LBP/iR printers, install one of following packages for your devices via apt command:

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

There are also a list of PPD (PostScript Printer Description) files available in the PPA, either install one via apt command or use Synaptic to search for your printer.

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19 responses to How to Install Canon Printer Driver, ScanGear MP in Ubuntu 20.04

  1. I think I used this repository to install drives for my canon i560 under ubuntu 18 and 19 but can’t seem to do it, now, under 20.04.

    But I could be wrong. Can’t seem to recall where I got drivers for the i560. My MF4890dw worked just fine, BTW..

    Any clues?

    • Not to dis Ji, I really his work, and this sight, BUT I like this tutorial for Canon Drivers.
      + I like
      sudo apt install dhcpcanon
      to anonymize personal info.

      Ji – I have learned a lot from your site, thank you.

  2. Cannon MP 495 for ubuntu 20.04
    Printer:
    sudo apt install printer-driver-gutenprint
    in gnome settings printers chapter select cannon series mp490
    Scaner:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thierry-f/fork-michael-gruz
    sudo apt install scangearmp2
    sudo apt install scangearmp-mp495series

  3. I have been using Ubuntu since 16.04 LTS. I just installed 20.04 LTS, and my printer no longer works. I have a Canon MX850 and a Canon MX922. Any help you could offer would be wonderful. Thanks.

  4. Thanks Ji m for sharing such a good guide. After following this and also others, I have the last versions of printer-driver-gutenprint,scangearmp2 and scangearmp-mp160series and still not working since I move to Ubuntu 20.04 (fresh installation). Canon printer setup utility doesn’t lunch either. Printer can be added but doesn’t print while scanner is just not found.

    Any help is more than welcome cause I’m desperate

  5. an luck on PIXMA E510

  6. thanks, it work.
    finally i used synaptics to update driver.
    linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64bit

  7. Roscoe P Coltrane June 12, 2020 at 2:53 am

    I was kind of bummed out when I got my new Canon Pixma G6020 printer only to find out it I couldn’t locate any drivers and the web interface to the printer didn’t offer any send to destinations for the scanner. Couldn’t print or scan. Then I found this article that helped me install the driver package Thierry Ordissimo put together. Now I am printing and scanning to my PC over the network! Thanks for the article and thanks Thierry Ordissimo for the great driver package. It made it very simple. Thanks!

  8. I have a Canon TR8520. Did what the article said, but when I search for the scanner, it says it can’t find it. Running Ubuntu 20.04 64bit. Thanks

  9. same here, my printer is a Canon pixma TS3350, but no scanner found under Ubuntu 20.04. It worked fine under 19.10.

  10. Canon iP7250 seen in Ubuntu 20.04, but doesn’t print when asked to, which is disappointing, as works fine on 16.04.

  11. I have used this method of installing the scanner and it has worked every time, until now since I switched to 20.04.

  12. I’m getting the message:
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
    Has anyone else experienced this?

  13. Hai, i have Cannon Pixma TR4570S and i’m unable to use my printer with ubuntu 20. I don’t really know about printer configuration, so if anyone can tell me what PPD name’s for Cannon Pixma TR4570S or maybe any suggestion for my problem please let me know, thankyou.

  14. I have an Canon MP490 but the driver is missing from this repository. However it includes the driver for the subsequent MP495 which so far seems to work with the MP490.

  15. I found similar problem on AskUbuntu: Scangear driver for Canon TS3150 at Ubuntu 20.04 not working

    Accepted solution is


    sudo apt remove ippusbxd

  16. Thanks, this fixed my Canon Pixma 3053, which had- worked under U16, U18, but not U 20.04.1

  17. unbuntu 20.04 and canon pixma490, sorry, nothing of this tipps worked here.

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