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Old 05-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Printer installation


Hello, I recently purchased Linux supported Samsung ML-1675 printer. My Ubuntu 11.04 only recognises ML-1660 range in it's native data base which only prints an error page.

Samsung support has pointed me to the “unified driver”

Code:
 http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/ML-1675/SEE-downloads
After downloading the driver it places a tar file called “cdroot” on my root directory. When I extract the tar I point the gnome driver installation utility to the driver

Code:
System >>> administration >>> printing >>> I click on add printer >> check “provide PPD file >> I use the browse option to point to target file..
I select a file called “auto run” and get this error

Code:

Failed to read PPD file.  Possible reason follows: 
/home/siawacsh/Downloads/samsung/cdroot/autorun: FAIL 
      **FAIL**  Unable to open PPD file - Missing asterisk in column 1 on line 1. 
                REF: Page 15, section 3.2.


The other folder is called linux. It has many subdirectories which lead to nowhere..

One of the subdirectories is x86_64. I am running a 64 bit platform. Inside that folder there is another folder called install. Inside this child folder there an executable called vendormenu. I give it write permission try to run

getting this error

Code:

Failed to read PPD file.  Possible reason follows: 
/home/siawacsh/Downloads/samsung/cdroot/Linux/x86_64/install/vendormenu: FAIL 
      **FAIL**  Unable to open PPD file - Line longer than the maximum allowed (255 characters) on line 1. 
                REF: Page 15, section 3.1. 
        WARN    File contains a mix of CR, LF, and CR LF line endings!

I thank you in advance
 
Old 05-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #2
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There is an install GUI for the "UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.92.tar.gz".

Please enter these commands in a terminal window :
cd cdroot/
./install
EDIT : sudo ./autorun
..... and the installer will open.


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Last edited by knudfl; 05-07-2012 at 06:45 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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Hi, it does not seem to find it

Code:
ls
cdroot
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager:~/Downloads/samsung$ cd cdroot
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager:~/Downloads/samsung/cdroot$ sudo ./install
sudo: ./install: command not found
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager:~/Downloads/samsung/cdroot$ sudo ./install
sudo: ./install: command not found
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager:~/Downloads/samsung/cdroot$

contents of directory

Code:
ls -la
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 3 siawacsh siawacsh 4096 2010-10-29 10:51 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 siawacsh siawacsh 4096 2012-05-07 00:48 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 siawacsh siawacsh   64 2010-06-08 12:09 autorun
drwxr-xr-x 5 siawacsh siawacsh 4096 2010-10-29 10:51 Linux
siawacsh@siawacsh-sager:~/Downloads/samsung/cdroot$

Last edited by siawash; 05-07-2012 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 06:45 PM   #4
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Sorry. My bad.

It's of course : sudo ./autorun
 
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Thanks that started the process. I am half way through and its asking if I am going to use LPT ports. I am using USB. Do I still need LPT?
 
Old 05-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #6
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LPT is the parallel port.

I guess, you don't use that for the printer. Or can use it.
Then the answer to "if I am going to use LPT" should be : No.
 
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thanks ever so much. Driver installed problem solved.

Mange Tak, as they say in Dansk!.

Last edited by siawash; 05-07-2012 at 07:40 PM. Reason: problem solved
 
Old 08-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #8
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Hello, I have upgraded to 12.04 and trying to setup my Samsung ML-1675 printer. The printer was detected and is showing installed but wont print. I don't see any options to uninstalled the driver to try another install. Does anyone know how to install?
 
Old 08-27-2012, 04:05 AM   #9
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I don't see any options to uninstall the driver
Which driver ? ?
 
Old 08-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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The printer driver. I think simply deleting it gets rid of the icon/short cut not all the binary files... The icon is showing with a green check mark but does not print.
 
Old 10-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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Printer installation (ML-1675 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64)

Hello,

Got the same problem - I'm trying to install a driver for my brand new Samsung ML-1675 printer on Ubuntu 12.04LTS x64, but I can't find a solution.

I tried every option found in google with no result.

Every package of Samsung drivers downloaded from samsung.com (Samsung Unified Driver) doesn't include my ML-1675 model.

I tried to install some other models driver instead (1670, 1710, etc) - no result.

What can I do? My Ubuntu doesn't detect the printer, even lsusb doesn't say nothing.
I can paste whatever console command you need.

Thanks for help,
Groobson
 
Old 10-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #12
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ok, my problem is solved.
I had a damaged USB cable. I have new one and it's working correctly.

Drivers which I installed was from samsung.com page and for ML-1670 printer - working well !
 
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