Some time ago, my friend asked how to install Canon G2010 printer on ubuntu 16.04. Admittedly, to install a printer on Linux is more complicated than Windows.
You might be wondering :
Have I bought the wrong printer? What are drivers suitable for Canon Pixma G2010 series Ubuntu ?
If you use a Windows machine, you can easily install it via the default printer driver or download it through the official Canon website.
Whereas in Linux, not all printer drivers are available. I, as a beginner of the Ubuntu Linux machine, need to ask several forums to find solutions to install Ubuntu printer drivers, especially new printers.
I have solved the problem of installing a Canon Pixma printer for the G2000 Series. Here I will share it for you. Not long ago I also shared how to deal with Epson scanner on Ubuntu (maybe you need it, check out here [SOLVED] Imagescan EPSON L3110 Ubuntu can’t save image)
Here’s the solution how to install the Ubuntu G2010 Canon printer.
Add a new repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list file1sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list123456789101112131415deb http://jp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-proposed main restricted universe multiversedeb-src http://jp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-proposed main restricted universe multiverse###### Ubuntu Main Reposdeb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted universe multiversedeb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted universe multiverse###### Ubuntu Update Reposdeb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiversedeb http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted universe multiversedeb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-security main restricted universe multiversedeb-src http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted universe multiverse###### Ubuntu Partner Repodeb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partnerdeb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner
Update1sudo apt-get update
- Install the build-dep cups-common gimp-gutenprint libgutenprint-dev package1sudo apt-get build-dep cups-common libgutenprint-dev gimp-gutenprint
Download the latest guttenprint package123wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-print/files/gutenprint-5.2/5.2.13/gutenprint-5.2.13.tar.bz2/downloadtar xvf downloadcd gutenprint-5.2.13
Compile123./configuremakesudo make install
Please add the printer as usual
Note: The above method can be used to install all Canon G2000 series Ubuntu printers
Multiple join Linux forums. Linux lovers and users will help you to solve the problems you face, accurately to install Canon Pixma G2010 ubuntu driver.
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