This information may already be here but rather than reading it all I am simply posting a link.
With later versions of linux/ubuntu most of the printers supported by the samsung unified printer driver are supported by default and nothing else is needed. for usb connected computers both printing and scanning should work. simply go into the relevant administrative/preferences/etc. for printers that is specific to your variant of ubuntu and "add printer" selecting local or network and scanning as necessary and selecting the relevant options.
If you have a networked printer then simply select the proper options and scan, then select your printer. this should enable printing. (static ip for printer works best in this scenario)
For networked printers:
To get scanning working all you have to do is (as super user) modify the "/etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf" file to comment out the relevant usb and add the relevant ip address of your scanner. this assumes you have a static ip address for your samsung printer (mine is specifically clx-3175fw) and sane/xsane installed. here is the original link I found that gives this info that includes examples:
no need for installing or modifying tons of files, support. etc. real simple solutions.
If you are having trouble, perhaps try a fresh install of linux then add your printer and modify the scanning as necessary.
Last edited by Flanmaster; October 15th, 2012 at 03:14 PM.
I don't know why this did not work better in 11.04. At least the cupsd version is different than in later releases.
Anyway, I suppose I have to upgrade this otherwise well working release 11.04, since it is not supported anymore in next month.
I suppose I had better try to upgrade ubuntu first and see if the up-to-date driver works there.samsungmfp-driver-4.00.35:
Depends: samsungmfp-network but it is not going to be installed or
samsungmfp-network-legacy but it is not going to be installed
Depends: samsungmfp-libmfp but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: samsungmfp-data but it is not going to be installed
But, as you pointed, 11.04 is almost at end of life, so an upgrade may make sense anyway.
First, thank you very much for making this (Samsung Unified Printer Driver) much easier for us. Your efforts are much appreciated !
Now, to the issue - a newbie friend of mine ended up confused trying to follow the instruction posted here.
So here's a version of the guide, which does not need thinking just ability to copy-paste to the Terminal
Hopefully someone else will find this usefull as well.Code:sudo bash -c 'echo "deb http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ debian extra" >> /etc/apt/sources.list' wget -O - http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/suldr.gpg | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install samsungmfp-driver samsungmfp-configurator-qt4 /opt/Samsung/mfp/bin/Configurator&
Again, thanks for making these much easier for us.
I'm having the same problem as wjwh with my CLX-3170 printer.
I have tried to resolve this issue by replacing both files:
with the version from 4.00.35-1
Would it be possible to create a new package in your script to create a metapackage
samsungmfp-scanner pointing to the newest version
and a package samsungmfp-scanner-4.00.35-1 for those who having problems with the new package