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Old 12-24-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Angry installing printer

Hi Folks I have recently installed linux 'uberstudent'and find it doesnt recognise my floppy drive but more importantly I cant install my printer a samsung ML4500 lasor.There are readme files (reproduced below) but I just dont know enough about the system to know what to do with them " does it mean anything to anyone ? I am a bit reluctant to experiment with terminal incase I mess up the entire system ! also could their be a connection between this and the floppy not working ?

Merry Christmas everyone .

1.AUTORUN will not run

2.clicking cdsetup.exe and selecting 'open with archive manager' results in : 'an error occured while loading the archive'

3.clicking cdsetup.exe and selecting 'open with wine windows programe loader' results in 'samsung printer setup window'etc, and it appears to load normally until 'PROGRAM ERROR 'DAC1.EXE encountered problems and has to be closed.

4. Inside the linux folder are three file's, copied and shown below

The first file is entitled : '' and clicking on it (below) opens up :

#! /bin/sh
# for SAMSUNG Printer ML-4500
if [ -f /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb.gdi ]; then
echo already installed!!
echo add SAMSUNG Printer!!
cp /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb.old
cat /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb.old > /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb
cat ssprt.db >> /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb
cp /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb /usr/lib/rhs/rhs-printfilters/printerdb.gdi


Samsung Printer Series
LINUX PrinThru Driver Installation Overview


This shell script was originally written and maintained by Samsung Electronics.

For customer support, please call your local Samsung technical support.
Web Site for FAQ :

Getting Started
The method to install Samsung Printer's Linux driver.

Supported Model
*. Laser Printer Series
SAMSUNG Printer PrinThru Compatible
: ML-4500/5080/6040

Installation Procedure

0. Transfer into super user mode.

1. Insert ML Printer Driver CD-ROM to CD-ROM Driver.

2. Mount your CD-ROM Driver and run srcript file.

>mount -t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
>cd /mnt/cdrom/linux/install/

3. Update Ghostscript package.

>rpm -q ghostscript (check version to install)
>cd /mnt/cdrom/linux/gs5.XX (XX is pre-installed ghostscript version)
>rpm -e --nodeps ghostscript (uninstall pre-installed ghostscript, '--nodeps' option skips dependency check)
>rpm -ivh --nodeps ghostscript-5.XX-xx.i386.rpm (install our ghostscript)

4. Setup your printer driver.

A. >printtool (Run printtool program)
B. Click Add button and select the proper printer type and click OK button
C. Set proper setting values in "Edit XXXXXXXX Entry" Window and Click Select button of Input Filter
(XXXXXXXX is the printer type you select)
D. Add the needed printer driver for the emulation that your printer supports.
(Select SAMSUNG Priter PrinThru Compatible) and click OK button.
(If you don't update ghostscript, this item is not visible)

5. Run lpr program to print your document.
or configure the printer setup of your application
ex> lpr -Plp1
(lp1 is the printer device name you install.)



StartEntry: SECPRNT
GSDriver: gdi
Description: {SAMSUNG Printer PrinThru Compatible}
About: { \
Driver for the SAMSUNG Laser Printer PrinThru Compatible.\
It may support the SAMSUNG Laser Printer(ML series). \
ML(QL)-6040 \
ML(QL)-4500/5080 \
Resolution: {300} {300} {}
Resolution: {600} {600} {}
Old 12-24-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hello springtail, merry Chrismas and welcome to LQ,

normally the printers are managed by the cupsdaemon. In order to install a new printer, please open a browser and go to the adress
this is the webinterface of cups and there is also enough documentation. After adding your printer don't forget to set the premissions, this means you have (within the webinterfache) to add your users to the persons who are allowed to print.

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Windows programs will not run in Linux. As the previous poster implied, you should install it using CUPS.

You can find more information about your printer at the Open Printing Database:
Old 12-25-2010, 07:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys I'll try that ,
Merry Christmas


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