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Samsung SCX How to set up scanner & printer on Ubuntu Comp dummy goes OSS

This thread is now completely out of date. I no longer plan to update or maintain any aspect of it, or to reply to future posts.

NEW 9 June ! I will continue to monitor this thread, but future updates and time will be focused on the website and associated forums. Simplified the guide posted here to provide only the repository option, all other details pushed Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified onto the repository website which has been extensively revised and updated. Various minor revisions and updated for newest package versions; extensive website updates. More revisions, another new set of packages, new forums, and more website updates.

The packages released on 28 May 4. You can read about these in your package manager or on the website, under the printing and scanning troubleshooting sections. I have also updated the troubleshooting and questions on the website to be easier to navigate and more current, hopefully simplifying the process of getting everything running for those who aren't fortunate enough to have it all work immediately. Introduction This guide presents my recommended approach to installing a working driver for your Samsung printer for all Debian-based distributions.

If you are looking for alternatives, Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified here. Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified more information and technical details are available on the my dedicated website for the driversuch as removal of the manually installed drivers and why I do not recommend that you ever install the drivers directly from Samsung. When posting to ask for assistance, you must provide at a minimum your printer model, how it is connected, the specific problem, any error messages you see, which driver you are using and version if the Unified Driverand how you installed the driver.

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And if you aren't using the repository, you are welcome to post but my default response will be to at least try using the repository, and then to help only if that doesn't solve the problem. Without this information, it is unlikely anyone will be able to help you, and your question may well be entirely ignored. I monitor this thread and will respond to public posts although it may take a few days or occasionally weeks ; do not attempt to send me a private message or email. On the other hand, I don't always know how to solve the problem, which is why I insist on public posts, and other readers are welcome to jump in and help out.

Using the Samsung Unified Linux Driver repository This method installs the proprietary Samsung drives while avoiding all the problems associated with the manual installation and allowing you to retain control over exactly what gets installed. For full information, go the repository: The short version meaning that if you run into problems, check the website before posting for assistance to getting it up Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified running is: Be aware that this is a binary-only repository, although an empty source repository is provided to avoid occasional errors from configurations expecting it to exist. Install the GPG key for the repository.

Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified


You can either i execute as root or using sudo in a terminal: Just installing the samsungmfp-driver package should enable full printing support; for USB scanning, install the samsungmfp-scanner package; for network scanning, install the samsungmfp-configurator-qt4 package. The driver package contains all the binary bits, the data package has all the ppd files so CUPS can figure out how to talk to Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified printers. The Configurator and other Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified are really only necessary in a subset of cases such as if you need network scanningor if you happen to like the Configurator interface.

See the repository website printing troubleshooting page before posting for help; many common questions are addressed there.

Samsung SCX-4500 How to set up scanner & printer on Ubuntu 10.10

You will then to log out and back in for the change to take effect. You should be reminded of this when installing the package by the package manager, but it doesn't always work.

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  • Re: HOWTO Install Samsung Unified Printer Driver

If you still have trouble scanning, see the repository website scanning troubleshooting page before posting for help; many common questions are addressed there. Also make sure that you can print before worrying about scanning. Since they are printer specific unlike the Unified Driver, downloading the Smart Panel for a different printer model than your own will often not workand not available for the CLPN, I have never tested these. These utilities pose a security risk to your system. See the repository main page for details on these, and why you should consider the implications of Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified them. The page also explains why I will not be producing. Reading this thread This thread is huge and has been running a long time, which is why I've moved as much as I can off this forum and into my website.

As new details get posted, problems fixed, etc. Therefore, if you have a particular problem, start reading from the most recent posts backward.

I've also restructed this guide twice and the driver has undergone major changes since the original post, which could lead to confusion if you start at the beginning. Please look at the first question here and then contact Samsung about the issues raised. I've spent hundreds of hours as of have other users trying to create workarounds for issues that Samsung should Samsung SCX-4500 Printer Unified able to address.


Download the latest driver, firmware, and software for your Samsung SCX Laser Multifunction Printer is HP's official website to download. Visit Samsung today for SCX You'll find product and support information for our products and information about our company. Imagine what Samsung can.

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