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Old 06-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Samsung SCX-5635FN mfp (the scanner)

I have few times need to install new Linux system to my desktop (upgrade or on new desktop) and every-time I have problem with my Samsung SCX-5635FN mfp printer/scanner. Usually the printer is not much problem, but the scanner part will always be a problem. Because it is usually long time between this, I usually always forget how to solve this and start to search the Internet for solution. Usually spending many hours solving this. because I believe I am not the only one in the world using this printer, I believe there must be other peoples dealing with the same.
Now I want to share to others (and maybe make it easier for my self next time...) how to solve this.

first of all when installing the print driver from official Samsung web the GUI will not show up (install in text mode), even I follow all the instruction from the web

I found other web that seems to work better (will show GUI wile installing the driver)

But still the scanner didn't work and using scanimage -L (in terminal) didn't found any scanner.
I am using Linux Mint (at this moment, Linux Mint 15 olivia Cinnamon 64). and I did install xsane and tried to find the scanner without success.
At the end I found out (remembered from last time) that it was something to deal with conf file. Using lsusb in terminal did give me the vendor info for the scanner

# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04e8:3430 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Knowing that I did change the conf file
 # gedit /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf
(change gedit with your editor), and insert these lines
# Samsung SCX-5635FN
usb 0x04e8 0x3430
then save the file and close. In terminal I did check for the scanner and at last my scanner was found
# scanimage -L
device `xerox_mfp:libusb:001:002' is a Samsung Samsung SCX-5635 Series multi-function peripheral
Now I can open the xsane without problems.

Hope this can help others


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