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Old 09-16-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
Lola Kews
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SUSE open, Samsung Laser printer problem.


If I am not in the correct forum just holler at me and I'll move!

I have a MSI MOBO, SUSE open 10.2 that works on and off, and a Samsung SCX-4200 Laser printer (not color) that won't work.
In the process of trying to get SUSE to boot up with the correct Ethernet configuration, but that is being handled on the SUSE forum, I hope.

This problem/question concerns the driver for the printer.

In the setup menu's there is no provision for this printer, therefore I can't get it up and working.

However, Samsung has a catch all Linux driver on there web site for this printer that they recently developed after exhaustive research and an ever increasing knowledge that Linux users weren't buying there printers !!

Problem: I have absolutely "no idea" how to get this driver from them into my SUSE open ! They have an explanation on there web site, that for me is like being written in a language developed for one of the Star trek episodes. In other words I have "0" knowledge in this area. With the MSI MOBO you can basically let it download and install new drivers for you, relative to it, as it should be. But not Samsung!!

Can SUSE load this driver automatically somehow? If not, can someone please lay it out for me as painlessly as possible?

LK

PS. I have no experience with LINUX whatsoever, so please don't assume anything.

Last edited by Lola Kews; 09-16-2007 at 03:37 PM. Reason: adding comments
 
Old 09-16-2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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Hi Lola Kews, I took a look at the instructions. Basically you download the tarball, i.e. DR/200707/20070720152943906_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz,

untar it
Code:
#tar xzf DR/200707/20070720152943906_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz
This should leave you with a directory, You need to go into this directory.

Code:
#cd directory
Now run the shell script.
Code:
#su
password
#./cdroot/autorun
Once all that is done, try http://localhost:631 to configure the printer with cups.
Good luck. ;-)

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Old 09-17-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Hi Lola Kews, I took a look at the instructions. Basically you download the tarball, i.e. DR/200707/20070720152943906_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz,

untar it
Code:
#tar xzf DR/200707/20070720152943906_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz
This should leave you with a directory, You need to go into this directory.

Code:
#cd directory
Now run the shell script.
Code:
#su
password
#./cdroot/autorun
Once all that is done, try http://localhost:631 to configure the printer with cups.
Good luck. ;-)
Peacedog, I really appreciate this. I understand none of the above but will do as you say. I take it all of these commands are put in at one of SUSE's terminals (like Konsole)?
Tarball is what a driver or file is called ?
I've only used the terminal once, I sure hope Murphy's Law don't kick in here!
LK
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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Peacedog, I really appreciate this. I understand none of the above but will do as you say. I take it all of these commands are put in at one of SUSE's terminals (like Konsole)?
Konsole will do fine, and you're welcome.

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Tarball is what a driver or file is called?
No. A tarball is a compressed file containing one or more files or directories similar to a *.zip file on windows. The extentions can vary from .tar, just a tar file, .tar.gz, a tar file that's also been gzipped, .tar.bz2, a tar file that's also been bzipped, there are some others but, those are the most common.

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I've only used the terminal once, I sure hope Murphy's Law don't kick in here!
LK
Just post any errors and we'll try to help. If you issue one of the commands above and get no response, i.e. the terminal returns to the prompt
Code:
#
that means it executed successfully. If it doesn't you'll get some error message. The message will be essential to debugging the problem so be sure to copy and paste it to a file or here. All that said,
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-17-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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Peacemaker, Thank you. I will return with positive results to report to you (keeping positive attitude).

This is an "off the wall question" that I was thinking about and would really appreciate your input.

My system consists of 2 hard drives, 1 = windows xp and 2 = SUSE open.

If I get mad enough and decide to just plain reformat disk 1 and Microsoft, will this impact the drive #2 SUSE ?

The only connection is the set pointer to xp commands when setting up SUSE.
i guess in short I'm asking if I want them gone!! Is reformating the way to go for that drive or am I missing something?
LK
 
Old 09-17-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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I just grab the print driver file from samsung and extract the .ppd from it (you don't really need any other part of the driver from Samsung other than the .ppd file ) and use the ppd to install the printer through CUPS.., point at my samsung network printer via LPR. Done..

SCX- that would be one of the multi-function printer/fax/copier/scanner units right ?

Might also want to look here: http://jacobo.tarrio.org/Samsung_SCX-4200_on_Debian

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Old 09-17-2007, 04:07 PM   #7
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If I get mad enough and decide to just plain reformat disk 1 and Microsoft, will this impact the drive #2 SUSE ?
That depends on where your boot loader is installed and whether you're planning on reinstalling windows or not.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-18-2007, 01:30 PM   #8
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That depends on where your boot loader is installed and whether you're planning on reinstalling windows or not.
Good luck. ;-)
The boot loader is located on drive #2 the SUSE drive. It worked great that way to, it defaulted to SUSE or I could use a menu to open up Windows first.

Driver:
I downloaded the driver and clicked on it, SUSE started doing something then gave me a window that asked me if I wanted to load the driver. I clicked yes then another window said I didn't have Admin privileges.
I am the Administrator (when I use the password).
Bottom line, I now have the driver extracted in a folder, but stuck getting the installation program to do it's thing.

Am I supposed to use the commands you gave me exactly as you typed them, brackets and everything? Do I do this in a terminal window?

LK
 
Old 09-18-2007, 02:37 PM   #9
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Bottom line, I now have the driver extracted in a folder, but stuck getting the installation program to do it's thing.
Once you're inside the folder, from a terminal use su before you execute the script, it should prompt you for the password.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-18-2007, 02:55 PM   #10
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That depends on where your boot loader is installed and whether you're planning on reinstalling windows or not.
Good luck. ;-)
Peacedog it WORKS!!
I can't tell you how much I appreciate this, I was so tired of writing down everything you guys said it was driving me crazy. Now, I can print it all, very KEWL!! Everything worked exactly as you said, when I calmed down and followed your instructions!!
I started a "Physical" folder (the kind you can hold) and printed everything you said, you are the first set of instructions in there.

LK

PS. Now I only have to find out why the system boots up off line, another story!
 
Old 09-18-2007, 03:20 PM   #11
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Peacedog it WORKS!!
Glad you got it sorted. ;-)

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I can't tell you how much I appreciate this, I was so tired of writing down everything you guys said it was driving me crazy. Now, I can print it all, very KEWL!!
No thanks needed but, you are very welcome.

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Everything worked exactly as you said, when I calmed down and followed your instructions!!
I started a "Physical" folder (the kind you can hold) and printed everything you said, you are the first set of instructions in there.
You might want to put a date on that so I can ask you sometime in the future what day that was when I was actually right. ;-) I guess the sun even shines on a dogs rear some days! ;-)

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Now I only have to find out why the system boots up off line, another story!
You may want to start a new thread with a thorough description of the problem. Again, glad you got it sorted.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-18-2007, 03:45 PM   #12
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I just grab the print driver file from samsung and extract the .ppd from it (you don't really need any other part of the driver from Samsung other than the .ppd file ) and use the ppd to install the printer through CUPS.., point at my samsung network printer via LPR. Done..

SCX- that would be one of the multi-function printer/fax/copier/scanner units right ?

Might also want to look here: http://jacobo.tarrio.org/Samsung_SCX-4200_on_Debian
farslayer, I didn't forgot your reply. I went to the link and am definitely going to take your advice (do it) when I get everything else sorted out. I am very concerned about doing things correctly and it is this kind of response/effort that really separates the parrots from the Gurus !
What I meant by getting things sorted out means there is a good chance I might have to delete the distro and reload it if I can't figure out why it wants to boot up as "OFF LINE", driving me nuts!

Thanks a load, LK.
 
Old 09-18-2007, 09:17 PM   #13
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what do you mean by 'boots up off-line' ? No gui ? no network ? other ?
 
Old 09-19-2007, 04:10 PM   #14
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what do you mean by 'boots up off-line' ? No gui ? no network ? other ?
First off I am very new, and know nothing about networks.

That said, when I installed SUSE I evidently used the Network Manager and manual inputs. When installed it would come up with a note about being off-line, so I would click on the icon (network) in the status bar, there it said I was online, but I happened to click on it once and then turn it back to online and the connection worked, I was connected, after a little wheel turned for about 30 seconds or so! I was doing this every time to get a internet connection so I could come here and elsewhere and ask questions.
Today, I opened up YAST and reconfigured the Network/modem and then the Network/Services as best I could. Still not sure of exactly what I'm doing at all !

I turned off the network manager and used something called ??ups are something like that, I forgot the actual name.
Now the Network manager in the "status Bar" has an "X" in it, I don't know if this is going to cause me grief later on or not, since it is obviously turned off (by me).

However, the system now boots up into SUSE with the correct connection values, at least for the last two attempts!

If there is anything you can add or more data I can get you, please just ask, but tell me exactly how to get the information you want.

I have no doubt that the screwed up connection/Services is my own fault do to a complete lack of knowledge, I did my best, I'm learning even if it is slow.

LK
 
Old 09-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #15
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what do you mean by 'boots up off-line' ? No gui ? no network ? other ?
Well the Internet connection is still not correct.

When the system booted up today into SUSE, the network manager "icon in the menu bar" was still turned off, as it should have been!

I clicked on Firefox, it came up with the message "Unable to connect to Server".

I closed it, and clicked on Firefox again, it came up and was connected to the Internet, which is the way it should be.
__________________

While trying to figure out what was going on, I noticed I had trash, so I clicked on it and said delete!

Note poped up" Could not remove.

Folder /home/*******/.local/share/trash/files/200707201######.unified driver/cdroot/Linux/386/at_root/usr/lib/cups.

This refrences my downloading a Linux unified driver for a Samsung Laser printer.

I simply don't know what the hell is going on!

LK
 
  


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