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Old 11-17-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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Samsung Linux driver for SCX-4200, I need help installing.


I was having trouble installing the Linux driver from Samsung's web site for this printer. I was able to download and install the driver through the kind help of "Nick" in the SUSE forum on this web site. However there is a new problem !

"Nick I did what you said (under administrator/root). The download was successful, and it was installed. A window came up for installing the printer, I went through it's menus, it said congratulations successful install.
However it doesn't work. When I did a test in the menu it said, "Failed mfp:/dev/mfp4". I tried the mfp7 port and received the same message.
Lost, any ideas?"

This is the status of my printer through HTTP://localhost:631/printers/

SCX4200 (Default Printer)
Description: SCX4200
Location:
Make and Model: Samsung SCX-4200 Series
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: mfp:/dev/mfp7

Can anyone tell me what "Failed mfp:/dev/mfp7" means and help me solve this problem?

I'm using SUSE Open 10.3. Please be explicit as I am trying to learn and still don't know much/very little!
 
Old 11-17-2007, 01:11 PM   #2
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I forgot to say that my printer connection to the computer is USB2, I don't know if this is important, but now you know.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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Guys, I figured it all out sorry to have posted before I spent some time thinking about it. This was the problem reply I wrote to the guy who helped me:

Nick, I figured it out, at least in my mind !
When we downloaded and installed the drivers it created a new printer in YaST, but we still had the old setup that didn't work!! The old setup was considered primary/default, therefore "it still didn't work".

So I went into YaST and deleted both printer setups, in other words I then had no printer. Then I reinstalled the printer through YaST. This time the new/drivers for the SCX-4200 were in the YaST data base (we had installed them) so I just clicked on install, and BINGO everything is working fine !
Thanks again.
 
  


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