Review of Linux Compatibility
The Canon Pixma MP280 is connected per USB. Since Ubuntu 12.04 the printer of the All-in-One device is already supported by the integrated printer drivers of the distribution.
A new printer has to added to the system (select “Printer” in the Ubuntu menue or from the Dash) and the driver for the MP280 has to be chosen. A detailed instruction with screenshots of the configuration steps is available at http://blog.sudobits.com/2012/04/13/how-to-install-printer-driver-on-ubuntu-12-04/.
If the printer driver is not in the list of supported printers, the driver (MP280 series IJ Printer Driver Ver. 3.40) can be downloaded from Canon:
The scanner is supported by the ScanGear drivers of Canon. This scanner is available at http://support-in.canon-asia.com/contents/IN/EN/0100302702.html (MP280 series ScanGear MP Ver. 1.60 for Linux).
cd Downloads tar zxvf scangearmp-mp280series-1.60-1-deb.tar.gz cd cd scangearmp-mp280series-1.60-1-deb/ sudo ./install.sh
Afterwards, the scanner of the All-in-One device can be used with the program scangearamp.