canon Printer

Hi , I’m new for Linux and just need your help.
I got a canon MG 5150 and I download a driver from canon but don’t know how to install it to my linux.
The file that I 've got they are 3 file which are :


I don’t know where can I start. could any one help?

My linux is Mint 15 Olivia , cinamon 32 bit.

Thank you.

Unpack the cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-deb.tar.gz … the others aren’t necessary.

then navigate into the cnijfilter-mg5100series-3.40-1-deb > packages directories that have now appeared on the desktop

and double click these 2 packages IN THIS ORDER to install them


Then set up your printer in the normal way.

BTW, those are only the PRINTER drivers, the scanner drivers may have to be downloaded separately.

Thank you for your reply, I have managed to install a driver and installed fine and it should print but I didn’t try to print anything yet as a printer is dead now.
And at this moment I have got another canon printer as well which is MP640 wireless one. I got the driver from canon website but again don’t know how to install it and this time the file they different from the above previous post. I hope you can help again this time. Thank you.

Try this…


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-stable


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install cnijfilter-mp640series scangearmp-mp640series

Thank you again for your advice, And It works perfectly with printing or scanning. I’m just wondering apart of install driver through the terminal , can it be just add a printer just from system , preference then add a printer?

That would only work if the printer drivers were included by default … most Canon models aren’t (so the drivers need to be added first).