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Old 02-06-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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More printer madness....... :O


So I thought i did everything I did last time (before upgrading slackware) to get my printer working, same printer samsung ML1210, same machine.

When I try to print from Kwrite the printer makes a sound like its going to print and Kjob viewer opens up and shows the job but then nothing prints.

How should I go about investigating this?
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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So I thought i did everything I did last time (before upgrading slackware) to get my printer working, same printer samsung ML1210, same machine.
But no link to "last time" so nobody knows what you are on about.

Samsung has poor linux support.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...amsung-ML-1210
http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/...1210_Laser.htm
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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I agree, I mean it says:

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Samsung ML-1210
BW laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
source: http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...amsung-ML-1210

So, back to the original question, how did you install the printer ? Go here http://localhost:631/ and install it. If it isn't listed, download the ppd file from linuxprinting.org (the link above) and use that to install it.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Both the links I supplied pointed to drivers... the one you reference:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...amsung-ML-1210
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One of Samsung's line of host-based lasers. They generally work well and cost little. Samsung sort of supports Linux use, with installable Linux/x86 cups drivers often in the box, a penguin often on the box, etc. This particular model is the same printer as the Lexmark E210. The cartridges have a tab thingy to make them not interchangable, but it is easily adjusted. The Lexmark cartridges apparently cost more.
The "works perfectly" notice is in the driver notice. Both sites I produced point to a driver.

OpenPrinting's entry for the driver (GDI) says:
Quote:
The name of this driver is very confusing, it is not a driver for all GDI printers, it only works with the so-called "SmartGDI" or "PrinThru" printers of Samsung. The original driver published under the GPL by Samsung some years ago has a bug which prevents some files from being printed. Grant Taylor has implemented a workaround. On the driver's download page (it is here on OpenPrinting, Samsung does not provide this driver any more) you will find a patch and an already fixed version.
So I think this is "poor" linux support from samsung. At least it exists.

Curiously, I keep seeing the driver listed as "freeware", but the above suggests that it is GPL.

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Old 02-07-2008, 11:37 PM   #5
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Both the links I supplied pointed to drivers... the one you reference:

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...amsung-ML-1210
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The "works perfectly" notice is in the driver notice. Both sites I produced point to a driver.

OpenPrinting's entry for the driver (GDI) says:


So I think this is "poor" linux support from samsung. At least it exists.

Curiously, I keep seeing the driver listed as "freeware", but the above suggests that it is GPL.
I tried using the driver that was suggested and it did not work.

Ive been through http://localhost:631 over and over and nothing I change/add or do there works.

I installed the ppd file and that is where I am at. After I installed the ppd file that is when the printer started to respond and Kprint opens up but nothing prints, that is it, that is as far as I can get.
What else can I try.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 08:41 AM   #6
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Can you try to print to it in other ways other than Kprint, it may be an issue with kprint. Try printing just a file with 'lpr' or 'lp'.

Also, I didn't realize this particular model is actually a Lexmark, this is not good. In general, Samsung has reasonable Linux support, especially if openprinting says so.

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Old 02-08-2008, 09:39 PM   #7
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Can you try to print to it in other ways other than Kprint, it may be an issue with kprint. Try printing just a file with 'lpr' or 'lp'.

Also, I didn't realize this particular model is actually a Lexmark, this is not good. In general, Samsung has reasonable Linux support, especially if openprinting says so.
I tried through command line and nothing happens, the printer does not respond like it does when i try to print a Kwrite document.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 03:15 AM   #8
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How is the printer hooked up ? USB or Paralled port ? Typically it's better to use USB in most cases.

Can you also check dmesg, maybe CUPS posts some errors ?
 
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How is the printer hooked up ? USB or Paralled port ? Typically it's better to use USB in most cases.

Can you also check dmesg, maybe CUPS posts some errors ?
The printer is hooked up to the parallel port, same as it was with slack 11.
When linux boots, it shows my printer model and the parallel port during the boot process so I guess it is initializing them or something.

parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: Printer, Samsung ML-1210
lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
lp0: console ready
 
Old 02-09-2008, 05:57 PM   #10
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I just tried to install one of the drivers from the supplied link and I get this error,

./setup.sh: line 143: 4174 Aborted "$setup" "$@" 2>>$NULL
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1

yes I was root when I tried to install it.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 03:09 AM   #11
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That means it requires glibc version 2.1. Slackware has version 2.5. If the driver is not open-source so you can recompile it, there's not much you can do except downgrade all of Slackware. Switching to an earlier glibc will not work, it'll cause tons of issues.

So, you're trying to install this driver:
http://www.openprinting.org/download...g/samsung-gdi/
Make sure to read the README.

On openprinting people have posted:

Quote:
-Also sold (by PC World in the UK) as the "Izzi Laser plus II"
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-Xerox Phaser 3110 is also identical to this one.
-
-Doesn't work under Gentoo But Does under Fedora Core 5
-Note that under Gentoo 2006.0 with Cups 1.2 that this driver fails to function.
-Problem is suspected due to LPD/LPRG not being compatible with Gentoo
-Installation methodology.
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-OTOH: FC 5.0 includes the driver and it does work. As to Debian or Debian Derived
-Distros, I can't say as I've not tested it.
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-fturtle at gmail dot com
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-Update: July 19, 2006
-Printing does work under Gentoo Linux. Must include ghostscript-esp
-along with all foomatic files for it to work.
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-Be aware that Gentoo will break this and any other printers that require the
-ghostscript-esp at this time.
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-Patched gdi driver sends correct data only for 600 dpi. With 300 dpi printer
-continue to "hose" (ghoscript-gnu-7.07, freebsd).

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Old 02-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #12
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That means it requires glibc version 2.1. Slackware has version 2.5. If the driver is not open-source so you can recompile it, there's not much you can do except downgrade all of Slackware. Switching to an earlier glibc will not work, it'll cause tons of issues.

So, you're trying to install this driver:
http://www.openprinting.org/download...g/samsung-gdi/
Make sure to read the README.

On openprinting people have posted:
Does that mean I cannot use my printer?
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:29 AM   #13
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It depends, which driver are you trying to install ? You're trying to install a binary, the one that I pointed to is open-source, so you should try that, it'll probably work.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 07:12 PM   #14
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It depends, which driver are you trying to install ? You're trying to install a binary, the one that I pointed to is open-source, so you should try that, it'll probably work.
Ive tried both of the links provided by simon bridge and both of them give me the same error message when I try to install them.
I tried the one you provided also and it installs but nothing prints from Kde or from command line. I would think since my printer is being detected at boot and it even shows the model in the boot messages it should simply work.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 03:26 AM   #15
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I wonder, can you print as root ? Try it, maybe it's a permissions issue.

Hopefully if you did install the driver in the link I posted you read the README, it says it won't work without the patch (can be obtained in the same place).
 
  


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