I am currently at a friend's who wants to convert to Linux. He owns a Samsung SCX-4729FW printer and distro choice will largely depend on support for that printer.
I tried to install it in a live system on Mint LTS Cinnamon, Debian Wheezy with Gnome and on my own Laptop under Opensuse 12.3 and Aptosid... No success.
On Linux Mint the printer was recognized as SCX 472x and I could not even choose drivers, it just installed automatically.
On Debian Wheezy same behavior.
On Opensuse the driver choice contained nothing similar to the printer name.
On Aptosid it looked most promising:
I tried it through Jetdirect by specifying
as the printer address. The suggested drivers looking most interesting where:
Samsung SCX-472x Foomatic/lj5gray (en)
Samsung SCX-472x Foomatic/pxlmono (en)
Samsung SCX-472x Series PXL (en)
Tried all of them ... no luck. On all systems the behavior is the same: When I try to submit a job the printer does not do anything...
With the driver "Samsung SCX-472x Foomatic/pxlmono (en)" the cups interface claimed that the job was submitted successfully.
With the driver "Samsung SCX-472x Foomatic/lj5gray (en)" the cups interface says: processing since Tue Oct 1 18:35:48 2013 "Connected to printer."
I also can't find anything that looks useful in the cups error log...
So my questions are
1) Did anyone manage to get this printer (and the scanner that's part of it) to run under linux and, if so, what distro was used and how was it done?
2) Based on the info above, does anyone have any ideas on how I could troubleshoot this problem