Install Canon Pixma IP2770/2700 on Fedora 15 using Canon drivers

The steps to install the Canon Pixma IP2770/2772 on Fedora 15 (Gnome) are similar to openSUSE 11.4.  Canon surprisingly provided well-packaged printer drivers for this Pixma Series.  Download the drivers at Canon Support.  RPM (openSUSE, Mandriva, and Fedora) and Deb (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian) files are provided at the site.

Extract the cnijfilter-ip2700series-3.30-1-i386-rpm.tar.gz.  This can be accomplished by right-clicking the file and selecting Extract Archive to.  Plug the Canon Pixma printer via USB but do not switch it on yet. 

Extracted folder

Folder contents include the file

Open a Terminal and navigate to the folder.  Run the command as Root:


The driver installation begins and will prompt for the user to switch on the printer.

The printer needs to be switched on during the driver installation.

Like Mandriva 2011.2, Fedora 15 will detect the printer and a pop-up will come up.

Like Mandriva 2011.2, Fedora will notify the user it has detected the Pixma IP2770.  Unlike Mandriva, the driver installation will finish installation perfectly (the driver works fine in Mandriva but the installation has to be cancelled midway).

Users select the printer, provide a printer name (e.g. IP2770), and can choose to set the printer as default.

Users can test the printer by running any of the two Printer utilities in Fedora 15 or visiting CUPS at http://localhost:631/printers.

Fedora 15 has two printer utilities

The traditional Gnome printer displays the installed IP2770.

Fedora 15 has a separate utility for managing Printers installed.


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