Installation of 64 bit Canon MG5220 Drivers (Saucy-Petra)

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Installation of 64 bit Canon MG5220 Drivers (Saucy-Petra)

Postby galan55 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:48 pm

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Due to obsessive tinkering, I have had to reinstall my Canon MG 5220 printer scanner for numerous versions of Ubuntu and Mint. Although Canon supports Windows well, its support of Linux is pathetic. A search of the web shows numerous methods of installing these drivers, which work to a better or lesser extent. Most of them will not give you printer ink monitors or maintenance windows. However, on my latest installation of Mint 16 Cinnamon, I was able to use, with the kind assistance of many web posts, the following method, which gave me the desired monitors, better color, and speedier printing. Many thanks to Michael-Gruz for hosting these amazing drivers on launchpad.

Set up Printer for wireless operation. Make sure the printer is on and broadcasting a signal.

1. Open terminal

2. Enter:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:michael-gruz/canon-trunk

3. Enter:
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sudo apt-get update

4. Open Synaptic Package Manager

5. Insure that CUPS is installed

6. Search for cnijfilter-common-64, mark for installation and apply

7. Search for cnijfilter-mg5200series-64, mark for installation and apply

8. Search for cups-pdf, mark for installation and apply

9. Open System Settings, go to Hardware-Printers and open

10. This opens 'Printers – localhost' window. Click on +Add

11. Click on Network Printer, which should show Canon MG-5200-series in the dropdown menu.

12. Highlight this and click Forward. This should set up the printer and offer to print a test page.

Set up Scanner:

1. Go to website: ... 03002.html

2. Download and extract scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz

3. Using Nemo, open the folder scangearmp-mg5200series-1.60-1-deb as root (right click on containing directory and select 'Open as root')

4. Find file, check Properties → Permissions to make sure 'Allow executing file as a program' is checked. Close Properties

5. Double click on This should install the program scangearmp in usr/bin.

6. On the Desktop, right click on an empty space and select '+ Create a new launcher here'.

7. This opens Launcher Properties window. Under name, enter Canon ScanGear. Under command, click Browse button and navigate to File System → usr → bin →scangearmp. Optional: click on the Spring icon, navigate to a better looking scanner icon such as:

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downloaded from web or other source. Click OK.This will give you the option to add the launcher to the menu. Make selection and enjoy.
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Re: Installation of 64 bit Canon MG5220 Drivers (Saucy-Petra

Postby waynea on Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:50 am

hi there
followed your instructions, (Im in MInt 15 MATE) downloaded from Canon Asia, and opened it (no idea what nemo is though could you help??), navigated to install,sh where there is no option to open as root, but double clicked, nothingn happenend apart from opening as a text file, and nothing installed to usr/bin. (The pritner part workes perfcectly bTW - its just the scanner).
what am I doing wrong here??
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