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Old 07-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Samsung common driver not available since ownership transfer to HP


I have a Samsung ML-1660.
I had Kubuntu 14.04, and I managed to install the drivers for printing and scanning very easily.

Now I formatted to go to Kubuntu 18.04, and the scanner does not work anymore.

I was used to go to samsung site and download their wonderful common driver for linux, but now I got a message that all the samsung printers have beel sold to HP.
On HP site, I find only drivers for Windows - Mac

I already tried to install from reps like explained here

https://wiki.ubuntu-it.org/Hardware/...ungLinuxDriver

but it did not work.

Can anybody advise? Where could I find the last version available of the samsung scanners?

Is there some other way?

Thanks
 
Old 07-12-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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The Samsung ML-1660 is a laser printer (no scanning). Since you specify scanning, I am assuming that you are talking about a Multifunction that has the same printer-side technology? If you get the name right, you've a better chance of picking up someone who actually has the same device you have.

The French link you included is pointing to drivers from this project: https://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/supported.html, which is also about printer drivers (not scanning), but it might give you a better starting place if this is the right product.

Finally, I found this resource: https://printerdrivers.com/samsung-ml-1660-drivers/ which might have that copy of the old driver you are looking for.
 
Old 07-14-2019, 03:05 AM   #3
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Sorry sorry, I copied the wrong model of the scanner in the post.

My actual multifunction is Samsung M2070.

BUT: the problem stands.
I uninstalled everything I tried before and started from scratch.

I managed to find the very same samsung driver that I used on my previous version of Ubuntu, and did everything in the same way.

The printer works fine, but the scanner is not detected by scanlite and gscantopdf.

The output of sane-find-scanner is

# sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the
# result is different from what you expected, first make sure your
# scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.

# No SCSI scanners found. If you expected something different, make sure that
# you have loaded a kernel SCSI driver for your SCSI adapter.

could not open USB device 0x093a/0x2510 at 002:003: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
found USB scanner (vendor=0x04e8 [Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.], product=0x3469 [M2070 Series]) at libusb:002:004
could not open USB device 0x8087/0x0020 at 002:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 002:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x8087/0x0020 at 001:002: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
could not open USB device 0x1d6b/0x0002 at 001:001: Access denied (insufficient permissions)
# Your USB scanner was (probably) detected. It may or may not be supported by
# SANE. Try scanimage -L and read the backend's manpage.

# Not checking for parallel port scanners.

# Most Scanners connected to the parallel port or other proprietary ports
# can't be detected by this program.

# You may want to run this program as root to find all devices. Once you
# found the scanner devices, be sure to adjust access permissions as
# necessary.


The output of scanimage -L is

No scanners were identified. If you were expecting something different,
check that the scanner is plugged in, turned on and detected by the
sane-find-scanner tool (if appropriate). Please read the documentation
which came with this software (README, FAQ, manpages).

The scanner really IS supported from sane, because I really used it without any kind of problem for 2 years.

The only other difference I can think about is that my Ubuntu 14.04 was the 32bit version, now (on the very same PC) I am running a 64-bit OS...
 
Old 07-14-2019, 03:35 AM   #4
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I've found that a lot of proprietary installers put the scanner back-end in the wrong place. Find out where your distro normally puts them. It might be /usr/lib/sane or it might be something like /usr/lib/x86_64_linux_gnu/sane. Then find out where your back-end actually is; for example, it might be under /opt somewhere. Put a link to it in the proper place and your scanner will suddenly work.

Last edited by hazel; 07-14-2019 at 05:44 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2019, 04:06 AM   #5
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See if this helps
https://askubuntu.com/questions/9692...049992#1049992
 
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OK, solved.
Probably, the problem was really the location of the backend.

I could not find any info, so I just reverted to repositories, and this

https://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/supported.html

worked (after I got the name of my scanner right....)

Thank you everybody
 
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OK, solved.
Probably, the problem was really the location of the backend.
As suspected. Well done.
 
  


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