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Samsung ML-1640 works with 3.01
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Thu 29 May 2008, 03:43    Post subject:  Samsung ML-1640 works with 3.01  

Any one using one of these with 3.01?
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 30 May 2008, 13:52    Post subject:  

Hi Mercedes

Nope, is the quick answer, however, there is a linux driver & console available for linux :-

Here

Then, if need be, cups [I believe printers need to be set as postscript print device]

HTH

Aitch
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jun 2008, 03:18    Post subject:  

Aitch,

The question was asked because I was thinking of purchasing one as the ML-2010 has been superseded. The ML-2510 mentioned in another post sounds very nice but I cannot seem to locate them here in Oz.

As a matter of interest I followed your link and was gob-smacked at the size of the files: 27MB and about 67MB respectively! What exactly is the second file i.e. not the printer driver, and what does it do?

I hope they come on the CD.
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun 2008, 16:28    Post subject:  

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27MB and about 67MB respectively!.....

.....and what does it do?


I've no idea, other than earn some poor programmers a few bob

I mean poor in the sense of bad rather than no money!

Let them learn Xbasic!

Or Assembler? Laughing

There seems to be a mentality of, - "well, there's loadsa ram....."

Try looking here;

http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/Database/SuggestedPrinters

Aitch
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun 2008, 03:17    Post subject:  

All will be revealed very soon - I have bitten the bullet and ordered one.
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chris667


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun 2008, 04:07    Post subject:  

I have one running on a Vista box. Embarassed
It works OK, but a rather alarming feature is the fact that the pages appear to be smoking when they come out. Shocked
But I have to say, it's been in serious, daily use for two years and has never put a foot wrong.
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Mercedes350se

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 05:16    Post subject:  

Well after a lot of head scratching and perserverance I can say that this printer works in 3.01. So far I have only printed the test page and two document files.

My method was to use the provided CD which seemed to only load the drivers to the /usr/share/cups/model directory.

Based on the suggestion of muggins in the Samsung ML2010 printer post I then used the CUPS Printer Wizard to actually install the driver.

Thank you muggins.
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