View Full Version : [xubuntu] Drivers for Samsung ML-2955DW printer (B&W)

January 20th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Hey all,

I'm posting his as Xubuntu, bit I would assume this works on any variant. Yesterday (Thursday Jan 19 2012) I bought a Samsung ML-2955DW Wireless Laser Printer (Black & White).

The software CD includes drivers for "various Linux OSes" But after trying this setup a few times, I stopped. It is quite difficult to get the install GUI to work and when I got it to work, it caused the computer to reboot in the middle of the install. Useless.

Going back to the Ubuntu printer setup, that comes with Xubuntu, I just kept trying Samsung drivers that I thought might work. Well one did. The Samsung ML-3050, 2.0.0 driver works great. Hope this information helps someone out there


Friday Jan 20 2012

February 23rd, 2012, 02:16 PM
Thank You! That solved my problems with this printer!

February 28th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Thank You! That solved my problems with this printer!

Glad to help..



February 28th, 2012, 01:52 PM
the ones that come with printer are apparently not good. not sure what theier testing os is and why they include crappy drivers. additionally i don't udnerstand their policy on not using the provided fixes.
anyway there is a PPA for them:
or here:

works great on Ubuntu as well as Debian.

October 4th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Due to the fact that the ML-3050 doesn't offer duplex printing, which the ML-2955DW does, this feature is not available. I tried out a couple of other drivers, but the ML-3050 driver is the only one I can print with, so thank you for that!

Any ideas how to use the duplex function?

EDIT: Use the Samsung ML-3051ND, 2.0.0 driver. Works perfect so far!

November 15th, 2012, 01:02 AM
This works for me!

Link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=341621&page=102

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


November 28th, 2012, 07:52 AM
Thanks a lot, I kept getting garbage with the ML-2950 driver, the ML-3051ND-en, 2.0.0 driver seems to be working a lot better.

February 10th, 2013, 04:04 AM
The driver for Samsung 3010 version 2.0.0 worked fine for me too. I did not try the other ones. So, if this happens to stop working, then I will try the other ones.

Thanks to the original poster.