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Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« on: February 20, 2014, 05:20:51 AM »
 

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I am trying to install a Samsung SCX-4200 laser printer. I have checked out the Samsung site and it doesn't show a linux driver. I've also trolled the internet for the last 3 days and the only thing I can come up with is 'Splix'.
I had a look at the install guide and it might as well be in Japanese  :-\

Can anyone walk me though acquiring and installing a driver for this big lump of plastic & metal that is sat in the corner occupying valuable living space?

Thanks...... I've attached a system info doc, because I can!

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Re: Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 06:28:25 AM »
 

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The driver is available in the repos open a terminal and type:

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sudo apt-get install printer-driver-splix
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Re: Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 06:57:40 AM »
 

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Thank You Mr ShaggyDope!
Not that it matters too much... but, just out of interest is the same thing available for the scanner?
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Re: Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 08:05:11 AM »
 

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There is a slightly outdated thread for this on ubuntu (which is the base for LL) http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=341621 which points to http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ But reading the thread will give you exactly what you want I believe. It's very hard to find exact instructions not owning the actual hardware.
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Re: Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 08:32:24 AM »
 

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I'll look into the scanner at some time in the future. The main thing was to get my Printer working.

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Re: Samsung SCX-4200 Printer
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 10:00:38 AM »
 

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You can also try installing the Windows drivers in Wine, and try to print a test page with it. A more reliable way for me is using VirtualBox (with Windows XP) if you cannot get that printer / scanner working under Linux natively. The scanner probably will not work natively under Linux, as my Canon Pixma MX410 (Good Cheap $70 All-In-One) doesn't work with scanning, but printing works beautifully. It might be worth the shot to try a program called Simple Scan and see if it recognizes that Samsung Scanner. Hope it goes well.

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