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Old 06-15-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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samsung ML 1665


Anybody knows if the printer

samsung ML 1665

is compatible with Linux and easy to install?

I checked at linuxprinting.org database and it is simply not there.

Thanks
 
Old 06-15-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Samsung...

The Samsung support site has a Linux driver for this printer.

http://www.samsung.com/dk/support/do...&menu=download

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:48 AM   #3
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Ok thank you.
But I cannot find any installation instructions, I am sorry but I am not a very skilled user...

Can you give me some guidance? Shall I install the driver manually or shall my Kubuntu guide me somehow when I plug in the printer?
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:26 AM   #4
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The manual...

There are instructions for the linux driver in the printer manual, and they seem easy and direct, using an installation wizard similar to one with a Windows driver. They mention connecting the printer before installing the driver.

If you do not have the manual, you can download it from Samsung. Here is a link for you for Samsung in Italy.

http://www.samsung.com/it/support/do...&menu=download

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Old 06-16-2010, 06:36 AM   #5
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http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.co...er_0.86.tar.gz
>> UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.86.tar.gz
1) tar xvf UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.86.tar.gz
2) cd cdroot/Linux/
3) sudo sh install.sh ( If Ubuntu )
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:22 AM   #6
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MMhh

Fine. I see that the system requirements say

"Ubuntu 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, 7.10, 8.04, 8.10 (32/64 bit)"

I have Kubuntu. Is it the same?

Apart from that, I am worried about the PC requirements.

"CPU Pentium IV 2,4 GHz (Intel Core™2)" I have only 1.3, I think I'm still penthium III

"RAM 512 MB (1.024 MB)" I have 256MB

"Spazio su disco disponibile 1 GB (2 GB)" This I have ,but it seems to me a good deal of space for a printerdriver...
 
Old 06-16-2010, 11:56 AM   #7
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All xxUbuntus are just Ubuntu. No difference except the Desktop.

I have no idea, why requirements say Pentium IV 2,4 GHz.
It's a big package, 38 MB, may take very long time ?
Unless it only builds for your printer.
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:40 AM   #8
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But do you think that With my PC I will be able to use this printer?

Otherwise, can anybody suggest some cheap BW Laser Printer model that is known to work well even with PCs as old as mine? (Penthium III, 1.3 GHz, 256 MB RAM. Disk space no problem).

Thanks
 
Old 06-19-2010, 05:41 AM   #9
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Another source of concern.

The samsung driver is tested to work for

Ubuntu 6.06, 6.10, 7.04, 7.10, 8.04, 8.10 (32/64 bit)

I have Ubuntu 9.04. Will it be a problem?
 
Old 06-19-2010, 05:57 AM   #10
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It is tested : March 2009.
At that time Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid was the latest.

I see no reason, why it wouldn't work with any Linux.

Try it out, and see for yourself, please.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:02 AM   #11
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"Try it out, and see for yourself, please"


Not so useful.
I can't until I have bought the printer, and decidind wether I should buy this printer or not is the whole point of this thread...

I wouldn't like to waste money.

So if anybody can give any useful explanation about the reason why the system requirements are so strong for linux systems (2,4 GHz, while for the same printer under XP only 0.94 GHz are required..)good, otherwise I think I will stick to an older model, something like ML-1640 that is actually listed under splix driver (and forget all about samsung drivers...)
 
Old 06-21-2010, 03:52 AM   #12
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Sorry, I thought you already had bought an ML-1665.

Have you checked with the LQ HCL :
http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/index.php/cat/198

And by the way : I would probably never use or buy a Samsung printer.

Best support : HP, but not all the new cheap Laser printers work.
There used to be a Brother Laser, that works perfect with Linux.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:18 AM   #13
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Tried.

Not listed.

Actually, the problem with buying a new printer is that the shops have only the most recent models, and they are still not listed in any of the reference sites... (linuxprinting.org or similar...)
 
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NewEgg has the SAMSUNG ML Series ML-1665 on sale for $50 - go for it!
 
Old 07-02-2010, 01:04 PM   #15
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Too late, I bought ML-1660.

However, Samsung ML-1660 do works fine, but I had to download the proprietary driver from Samsung. Splix did not work.

With my Kubuntu 9.04 however the drivers installed fine.

Note: the system requirements on the user manual are absurdly high, I actually don't have them as I described above in this thread but the printer works fine.
 
  


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