Thursday, December 11, 2008

Installing Canon MP620 on Ubuntu

There's been a lot of pain making my new Canon printer work with Linux. Here's the simplified procedure I finally developed. This is only to make it print! I'm not trying to use the scanner yet.

(These instructions and files were culled from the posts and files at )


1. download the two updated DEBs and one PPD (see below for locations),
- cnijfilter-common_2.80-1_i386.deb
- cnijfilter-mp610series_2.80-1_i386.deb
- canonmp610en.ppd

2. install 'libcupsys2' through Synaptic (needed for Canon DEBs)

3. install the Canon drivers,
> sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_2.80-1_i386.deb
> sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-mp610series_2.80-1_i386.deb

4. install the printer using the newer PPD, canonmp610en.ppd

5. In the printer Properties > Print Options, set Paper Feed = Cassette


- I got the DEBs from the Canon Asia web-site,
- I selected Multifunction > Pixma > MP610 > Drivers and then downloaded these 2 packages,
- "Common (Debian)"
- "IJ Printer Driver (Debian)"

- The PPD came from this same blog's SF project,
- Finally, I downloaded 'ppdMP610en-1.3.tar.gz' (English) and unpacked it

UPDATE (11/3/09)
I've added a new post re new driver versions and Ubuntu 9.10 support,


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Tony. I found the ppd and stuff but was missing several pieces of the puzzle.

Dr. Carter said...

this site had all of the files that I needed and was able to guild me through the installation. check out the posting.

MP620 Ubuntu installation

Mike said...

Have a nice clean guide and files here

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