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Installing Samsung Printer on Ubuntu 12.04

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Searching for a printer in my network I found a  Samsung ml 1676 printer. To setup this printer on my Ubuntu 12.04, here’s what I did :

  • Luckily, Samsung provides Universal Drivers for Linux.  I downloaded the Samsung printer driver for Linux from here. (You’ll be downloading UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.92.tar.gzDon’t worry of your Samsung printer model at this point. Just download this Universal Driver.
  • Open terminal (alt + ctrl + T) and go to the directory where you downloaded UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.92.tar.gz.
  • Extract the downloaded tar by typing tar -xf UnifiedLinuxDriver_0.92.tar.gz in the terminal window. This would create the driver folder cdroot  in the same directory.

  • Press Alt + F2 to open the command launcher and type system-config-printer OR press the windows key  to open default search and type printer.
  • Open the enlisted printer application.
  • In the printer app, press the Add button to add a new printer.

  • Under Network Printer, select Find Network Printer and provide the printer address. Once your printer is found, press Forward.

  • You are asked to choose a driver for your printer.
  • Select PPD file option on the driver selection window in the printer application.

  • Click the folder icon to select the PPD file from your disk.
  • Supply the following file : pathToYourExtracted cdroot Folder/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/ML-1670spl.ppd and press Forward. (I selected 1670spl.ppd since my printer model 1676 lies in the same series. Select your ppd file accordingly). The printer description page will appear.

  • Press Apply. You would be prompted to Print a Test page. Print it to confirm the printer works.
  • Press OK on the final settings page to add the printer.

Your printer should be added by now.

Categories: Linux, Ubuntu
  1. September 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Gigable – Tech Blog.

  2. September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for that neat description, I should have found that earlier ;-(
    I like it since it describes how to install the driver without the somewhat cumbersomb gui Samsung insists to deliver with it.

    • September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      I felt their GUI was kinda freaky… specially when you play between 32 – 64 bit dists. So eventually did it this way….

  3. spiros
    January 17, 2013 at 1:50 am

    That’s a very nice how-to-guide! Weel done! It helped a lot. But don’t forget about the rastertosamsungplc file… According to the guide here:

    you should…
    ”The driver for the printer is installed. All you now need is the ‘rastertosamsungsplc’ utility which translates the default print language to the Samsung Printer Language. This utility is also present in the download. Copy the ‘rastertosamsungsplc’ from the /cdroot/Linux//at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/ directory to /usr/lib/cups/filter/ on your PC. Fill the in the path appropriately. If you use a 32-bit machine, arch would be i386 and x86_64 on a 64-bit.”

  4. January 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Good guidelines for attach printer with linux. If you want buy samsung printer you can buy it online

  5. deepak
    August 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    can any body tell me how to install it on hp thin client need your help urgently.

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