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Old 10-01-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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Smile Fedora 7, Samsung printer installation WORKING!

As I couldn't get the my Samsung SCX-4521F printer to work with the crap provided by Samsung I googled and fiddled around quite a bit and finally had success....

Download the latest stuff from Samsung website and unpack but don't install with their method.

as root (or with file manager super user mode) copy
cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/* (=everything)
(use the files from x86_64 instead of the i386 if you run an x86_64 kernel)
/usr/lib/cups/filter/* (=same file names)


(or whatever printer model you have)

install the printer with the printer installation tool or via localhost:631 from a browser.

OK, doesn't help with the scanner or FAX but at least I can print......

Now, if I could only figure out how to set up a software RAID after installation of Fedora 7 without typing a lot in the CLI......

Old 10-02-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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It's a shame that other printer manufacturers aren't as kind as HP with hplip. Glad to see you got it working!
Old 01-30-2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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Thank you! It finally works for me too! I don't no how you got the solution, but it's great (I would never be able to get it myself).
Old 07-16-2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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Today, I got a SCX-4521F.

Under Ubuntu 8.04 printing works even without their drivers. I used the standard Samsung ML-4500 driver which comes with CUPS.

No luck scanning under Ubuntu. Apparently you need (amoung other things) some kernel modules. Samsung provides them (for a few older kernels), but no source to recompile them...
Old 02-03-2010, 01:18 AM   #5
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hi kjuergen,

thanks for helping me set up my samsung scx-4300 in the year 2010. Your way is ALL you need. The samsung method worked but it was not smooth and it installs alot of unnecessary files.
Old 02-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #6
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I have a Samsung CLX3175FN , network/usb, printer working great on network
and Scanner doing a great job on the usb port.

I used the Samsung drivers, three of them. And after installing drivers I
had to do a command "touch /.autorelabel" (w/o quotes) and reboot computer because SeLinux had problems with Samsung files.



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