Can't install Canon printer drivers

Hi, can anyone tell me how to install the drivers for a Canon Pixma Ip4200 printer. i found one on the wikipedia Ubuntu website but it came out as a different driver. Can anyone help please?

install canon ip4200

To install Canon IP4200 you need the Canon drivers: are rpm files. If you're using Debian or Ubuntu or similar you need the 'alien' program which you can download via the package manager ('Synaptic' in Debian, 'adept' in Ubuntu?). Untar the tar-file.You only need two of the created rpm-files, namely cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm and cnijfilter-ip4200-2.60-1.i386.rpm.To convert these two files with 'alien', type the following command line in the console:alien -c cnijfilter-common-2.60-1.i386.rpm cnijfilter-ip4200-2.60-1.i386.rpm(The -c might be necessary to include scripts in the converting process.)That should create two deb-files.Install these two files by right-clicking them and choosing 'install' or something like that.Type one more command in the console:sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart(This is necessary to restart the printer software again after the installation.)Then configure the printer: go to 'utilities' or sth like that, and then 'printers'. Choose 'add' or similar. Select the printer model Canon IP4200. Find the newly installed driver file canonip4200.ppd in the path: /usr/share/cups/model/canonip4200.ppdSelect it and finish the configuration. Set the printer as default. That should be all. (For what ever reasons the test page didn't seem to work with me, but the normal printing does.)Compare:

Better option for Debian (Ubuntu?) users

After reinstalling my system, I could not reinstall the Canon drivers for what ever reasons. The standard Canon driver seems to work excellent for Suse and Fedora, so keep using them if you have these systems. For Debian, I've found a much simpler solution than the last one, which actually works on first try (I don't know about Ubuntu etc., though). It's here: Keep in mind that I had problems uninstalling the previous version of the driver package, I don't know about this one.Thanks so much for providing this Mr Takushi Miyoshi!

Maybe this will help

Hi Guys,I think this might help you - hope it will help,Julie.

install canon ip4300

Tried tom76's method, (replacing the file names with the latest ones for the ip4300, but alien complains:-
Segmentation fault
Error executing "Land=C rpm -qp --queryformat %{NAME} cnijfilter-common-2.70-2.src.rmp" at /usr/share/perl5/Alien/ line 482.

Anyone got any ideas where I go from here?


Canon iR3245N install on ubuntu based eBox running CUPS

Hi, I dont know if you have seccussfully installed your printer, but I have a how-to on installing a Canon iR3245N (a large office multifunctional) in ubuntu server LTS CUPS.

Basically you can use 7-zip (on windows) to extract the deb file that is available from Canons website and fine the .ppd file. Then use that on ubuntu to install the printer from the CUPS interface. Canon's install instructions didn't work for me but my way did. May help someone else here.

canon or any other printer

try tourboprint :