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Old 06-19-2015, 03:37 AM   #1
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Install drivers for Hardware


How do I install drivers for my Samsung printer from my CD so that I can print or scan documents using this computer.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 06:13 AM   #2
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Good morning! I'd imagine that the CD doesn't include Linux drivers, and that you'll most likely have to use CUPS (Google "Linux CUPS") to enable your printer. Hopefully, there will be support for both print and scan capability in one of the Samsung driver files.

You'll need the model number of the printer to find which driver to use once CUPS is configured.

Hope that helps,

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How do I install drivers for my Samsung printer from my CD so that I can print or scan documents using this computer.
Since you don't tell us anything about what "Samsung printer" you're using, how it's connected to the computer, or what kind of computer, running what version/distro of Linux, what do you think we'll be able to tell you???
 
Old 06-19-2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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Since you don't tell us anything about what "Samsung printer" you're using, how it's connected to the computer, or what kind of computer, running what version/distro of Linux, what do you think we'll be able to tell you???
Yeah, I noticed that too, so I just tried to give a path to learning, and let him/her do some self-help. Because in the long run, it's this exact kind of problem that I for one learned how to find solutions to problems on my own ;-)

Shane
 
Old 06-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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if you do not bother to tell us what operating system you are using
or the hardware ( other than some UNKNOWN!!! "Samsung printer" )

there is no way we can even think of trying to help


all we can do is post WILD GUESSES !!!

and tell you to use google

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Old 06-20-2015, 09:23 AM   #7
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Dear all,

Thanks for your guidance and advice.

2. I am completely new to Linux and due to some problems with my desktop computer which I am still haven't solve, I was busy with it, so I did not access my notebook computer that has the Linux system installed recently often enough.

3. The following are some of the details of the hardware that some of you have asked so that you could help me:

a. Computer with the Linux OS: Samsung NPR430 running with CPU Intel Core i3 (M330 @ 2.13GHz X 2) [This is a notebook computer]

b. OS: Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64-bit v 24.5

c. Printer: Samsung CLX 3175FN

3.Hope I can get some guidance; thanks in advance

Danfok
 
Old 06-20-2015, 09:47 PM   #8
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Hi Danfok...

You will need to install this driver. You should be able to double click on the file to unpack it to a location of your choice. Then you can follow the instructions here. The file you will need to look for in the driver folder you just extracted is called "install.sh" Once you do that, the driver should install.

If you experience problems, please post the contents of whatever error message(s) you receive.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 06-20-2015 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Added information.
 
  


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