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Howto Install a Canon MF8040Cn Printer on Ubuntu 12.04

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http://askubuntu.com – I finally managed to install my printer! No help from Canon who say they support linux but don't even have a driver download on their site! This guide is for installing a Canon MF8000C series printer on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm using 64-bit ubuntu plus MF8040Cn but the guide should hopefully work for any printer in the series (and maybe even others). As an alternative to this guide, Bob Vincent has also written shell scripts (32 & 64 bit) that people seem to use successfully. Downloadable from this thread which has more background info: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/502920?comments=all (HowTos)