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Have Samsung ML-1740 printer driver, what do I do now?
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Yogi

Joined: 19 Aug 2005
Posts: 177

PostPosted: Wed 15 Feb 2006, 02:31    Post_subject:  Have Samsung ML-1740 printer driver, what do I do now?  

Printing jobs are the only thing keeping me dependent on Windows. If I can just get my Samsung laser printer to work under Puppy 1.0.7 that'd be great. I downloaded the Linux driver for this model from Samsung's site and these are the instructions:


Linux Printing Package Release Candidate
----------------------------------------

The Linux Printer Package is an integrated suite of utilities for the Linux
operating system, allowing you to configure and manage Linux laser printers
in a user-friendly way.

SUPPORTED CONFIGURATIONS
------------------------

- Linux distributions : Redhat 6.x, Mandrake 7.x, SuSE 6.x, Debian 2.2,
Caldera OpenLinux 3.x, TurboLinux, Slackware 7.x, Linux/PPC, Yellow Dog,
and newer versions.
- Linux kernel 2.2 and up
- GNU Libc version 2.1 and up

Requirements :
- GTK+ 1.2 libraries ; these usually come with the GNOME desktop environment,
but if your distribution didn't install those by default, you will need to
install them before you can use the graphical tools from this package.
- A working Ghostscript installation
- CUPS 1.1.x is the preferred printing system for this package, but the
Linux Package will accommodate any other printing system based on LPD.
CUPS 1.1.14 packages are provided as a convenience with this program, and can
be installed or upgraded from the installer. However, users of Debian and
Slackware distributions should make sure they have an active printing system
(such as LPD) before proceeding with the installation.

INSTALLATION
------------

You need to be logged in as the super-user (root) to be able to install this
package.

- Run the 'setup.sh' script on the CDROM to launch the installation program,
if the installer didn't start automatically upon insertion of the CDROM in
your drive.

- You may choose either the "Recommended" or "Expert" types of installation.
"Recommended" is fully automated and won't require any interaction on your
part. It will install the product under /usr/local/linuxprinter.
The "Expert" installation allows you to fine-tune these settings and choose
where the package will be installed.

- Once the installation is done, you will be offered the option to start the
Configuration Tool, which allows to install and configure new Linux printers
into your Linux system.

- The configuration tool can later be launched by using the 'linux-config'
command, or through the menu item that may have been added to your Gnome / KDE
menus.

GETTING MORE HELP
-----------------

Complete Online help is available through the configuration tool. Click on the
"Help" button in the dialogs.

UNINSTALLATION
--------------

To remove this package, you can use the 'linux-uninstall' command, or choose
"Uninstall" in the File menu from the Configuration Tool.


Will this driver work under Puppy as advertised? I would sure appreciate any "lessons learned" from users who have been down this road.

Thanks.
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rgershey

Joined: 12 Nov 2005
Posts: 16
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon 20 Feb 2006, 14:40    Post_subject:  

Please refer to this thread. Several users of the forum (including me) have gotten their printers to work using these instructions. But be prepared to work a bit... the thread is 10 pages long!

http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=2049
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