It seems like every time I reinstall Ubuntu, I also have to reconfigure my personal Canon MX330 printer. I admit it’s not a straightforward install. It usually involves a few Google searches to look for the drivers as well as performing a few manual commands on the Terminal.
So, I decided to document the Canon MX330 printer setup in Ubuntu for future reference.
To get started, first, we need to download the Canon MX330 drivers directly from Canon’s website. Select “Support and Services” from the menu, and then select “Driver Downloads.” You’ll need to choose the appropriate tarball for your distro. For Ubuntu, you need the “Debian” tarball.
Download and extract the files to your local directory. Access the extracted directory and go to the “cnijfilter-mx330series-3.10-1-i386-deb/packages” directory.
Now, type the following commands on the Terminal:
sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture cnijfilter-mx330series_3.10-1_i386.deb
Go to System->Administrtion->Printing, then select New->Printer. The Canon MX330 should be on a list of available printers. Select it and send a short print test. Simple. That’s it.