Samsung printers on Fedora

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Category = Fedora
Tags = CLP-315 CUPS Fedora GNU/Linux printer ML-1640 samsung Samsung Unified Linux Driver SPLIX
Lang = en
Translations: es

I have 2 Samsung laser printers since 2 years ago, a ML-1640 and a CLP-315. Honestly, I never spent too much time to make them work in GNU/Linux, when I try to do it, only with CUPS, I couldn’t do it. Now, that I’m using Fedora 99,9% of the time that I’m sitting at a computer, I had to find the way to make them work. After ask a question in, I recieved 2 answers, one of which worked.

The first (and no functional) option was install the Samsung Unified Linux Drivers, I executed the installer with “$ sudo” and start the installation. During the installation, it’s possible installing printers, I plug the ML-1640, and everything looks to be right. When I finished the installation, I go to CUPS page (http://localhost:631) and the printer were on the list. Among many details that I can’t remember, all I know is that the printer never worked, I searched the Internet and found that the package was very problematic, then I want to uninstall the package, for this, in a console run $ sudo / opt / Samsung / mfp / uninstall / guiuninstall, this will start the uninstallation. After a few steps, the program did not leave traces (or it seems).

The second (and functional), and simpler, is installing Splix, a set of CUPS drivers that handle SPL (Samsung Printer Language). Following, I explain how I did.

  1. Now is packaged for Fedora, so, all you have to do to install the package is run in a console $ sudo yum install splix

    1. After installing Splix, just connect the printer (windows appear to install drivers, but cancel) and go to CUPS (http://localhost:631), once in CUPS, we go to Administration, and then to “Add printer “.
  2. The printer appears connected in the list of local printers, select it and press “next”. samsung-printer-on-fedora-1

  3. After, configurations for printer name, description, location, and the option of sharing appears; We click on “next” (after set the fields to taste). samsung-printer-on-fedora-2

  4. We got to the step where we define the controller, in the list “Model” select the model you are installing, then “Add Printer”. samsung-printer-on-fedora-3

  5. Finally, we are asked to establish the default options for the printer samsung-printer-on-fedora-4

  6. Once we are in the printer’s page in CUPS, we can test the printer selecting “Print Test Page” in the “Maintenance” menu. samsung-printer-on-fedora-5

The printer is working, but, to me personally, four printers appear installed on the CUPS printer list, so I removed the ones I didn’t install (detected by the name). samsung-printer-on-fedora-6

Well, that’s the simply way to install the printers, I hope you have been useful.