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General Help All your general support questions for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu. New Reply October 10th, 2010 teejaybee 5 Cups of Ubuntu Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: QLD, Australia Beans: 43 Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS G'day, I recently got a Samsung ML-1660 printer and while it worked fine with the unified linux driver provided by Samsung, I didn't really like how that driver did its business with regards to installing old static libraries and other stuff that I don't need and most certainly don't want going stale and causing problems down the track. So I read up online on how to troubleshoot printer problems with CUPS and came to the following solution on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine: 1) Download the Samsung unified printer driver from their website (UnifiedLinuxDriver_*.tar.gz) 2) Extract /cdroot/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/ML-1660spl.ppd to a temporary directory. 3) For 32 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 4) For 64 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib64/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 5) sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filters 6) sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filters/rastertosamsung* 7) sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/cups/filters/rastertosamsung* 8) Plug the printer in - Ubuntu should recognise it connected via USB and give it its own name 9) Add a new printer with cups via System -> Administration -> Printing. In the "Choose Driver" section select "Provide PPD file" and browse and select ML-1660spl.ppd that you extracted earlier to a tmp dir. 10) Print a test page, and away you go! I hope this benefits someone. Cheers. November 1st, 2010 hibou107 First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Nov Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS Hi, I'm a newbe in Ubuntu and also have a ML 1660 printer, can you explain more in your tutorial? For exemple, in the folder filters there is 4 files with the name started by rastertosamsung So do I need to repeat 4 times the commands: #2 Thread Tools Page 1 of 2 1 2 > Display Modes #1

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Code:
sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filters/rastertosamsung

with each file?

Quote: Originally Posted by teejaybee G'day, I recently got a Samsung ML-1660 printer and while it worked fine with the unified linux driver provided by Samsung, I didn't really like how that driver did its business with regards to installing old static libraries and other stuff that I don't need and most certainly don't want going stale and causing problems down the track. So I read up online on how to troubleshoot printer problems with CUPS and came to the following solution on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine: 1) Download the Samsung unified printer driver from their website (UnifiedLinuxDriver_*.tar.gz) 2) Extract /cdroot/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/ML-1660spl.ppd to a temporary directory. 3) For 32 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 4) For 64 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib64/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 5) sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filters 6) sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filters/rastertosamsung* 7) sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/cups/filters/rastertosamsung* Plug the printer in - Ubuntu should recognise it connected via USB and give it its own name 9) Add a new printer with cups via System -> Administration -> Printing. In the "Choose Driver" section select "Provide PPD file" and browse and select ML-1660spl.ppd that you extracted earlier to a tmp dir. 10) Print a test page, and away you go! I hope this benefits someone. Cheers.

November 1st, 2010 hibou107 First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Nov 2010 Beans: 8 November 16th, 2010 miquelinho87 First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Nov 2010 Beans: 1 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS Goodevening. I'm sorry for my not perfect english, but I hope that you will understand. I've red about the installation of the samsung ml-1660, and I tried to install it, but I could not. After 1 hour, and several attempts, I found the problem: at the point number 5) of the guide, the command isn't "sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filters", but "sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filter", without the final s in the word "filter". These are the correct passages: #4 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS OK, I've just tried, just need to select the right .ppd file from source and evrything's perfect! #3

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1) Download the Samsung unified printer driver from their website (UnifiedLinuxDriver_*.tar.gz) 2) Extract /cdroot/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/ML-1660spl.ppd to a temporary directory (That could be the Desktop). 3) For 32 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 4) For 64 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib64/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 5) sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filter 6) sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* 7) sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* Plug the printer in - Ubuntu should recognise it connected via USB and give it its own name 9) Add a new printer with cups via System -> Administration -> Printing. In the "Choose Driver" section select "Provide PPD file" and browse and select ML-1660spl.ppd that you extracted earlier to a tmp dir. 10) Print a test page, and away you go! However I want to thank teejaybee for the precious guide. December 2nd, 2010 pianomans First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Mar 2010 Beans: 7 December 19th, 2010 vasilbelarus First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: The Republic of Belarus Beans: 4 Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS Is double-sided printing work fine? #6 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS yes, it works... Thanks. I have ubuntu 10.10, and without 's' on 'filter'. #5

December 30th, 2010 christi99k First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Sep 2010 Beans: 1 March 7th, 2011 henshu70 First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Jan 2006 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS Thanks a lot teejaybee for posting the guide and thanks also miquelinho87 for your corrections. My Samsung ML-1660 printer is now finally working. However, without duplex options. Please, if anybody knows how to enable this, I would very much appreciate #8 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS i can't print two sided. any suggestion pls. #7

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your help (and as one can see from the posts some other folks too). Although I suspect this is probably the driver feature which is not included. Thanks Quote: Originally Posted by miquelinho87 Goodevening. I'm sorry for my not perfect english, but I hope that you will understand. I've red about the installation of the samsung ml-1660, and I tried to install it, but I could not. After 1 hour, and several attempts, I found the problem: at the point number 5) of the guide, the command isn't "sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filters", but "sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filter", without the final s in the word "filter". These are the correct passages: 1) Download the Samsung unified printer driver from their website (UnifiedLinuxDriver_*.tar.gz) 2) Extract /cdroot/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/ML-1660spl.ppd to a temporary directory (That could be the Desktop). 3) For 32 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 4) For 64 bit: extract /cdroot/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib64/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* to a tmp dir 5) sudo cp tmpdir/rastertosamsung* /usr/lib/cups/filter 6) sudo chmod 755 /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* 7) sudo chown root:root /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsung* Plug the printer in - Ubuntu should recognise it connected via USB and give it its own name 9) Add a new printer with cups via System -> Administration -> Printing. In the "Choose Driver" section select "Provide PPD file" and browse and select ML1660spl.ppd that you extracted earlier to a tmp dir. 10) Print a test page, and away you go! However I want to thank teejaybee for the precious guide.

March 30th, 2011 Phil1581 First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Mar 2011 Beans: 1 April 10th, 2011 Corsari First Cup of Ubuntu Join Date: Dec 2008 Beans: 4 Connect to a windows shared Samsung ML-1660 I've tested the steps by my own 'cause I have one of those printers network shared by a windoz pc If you connect to it and provide the ppd only, a warning pops about the raster filters So I removed the first test (the printer installs), I've added the rastertosamsung* filters in /usr/lib/cups/filter/ and I've repeated the add printer from samba network: it works. Now I'm able to print from ubuntu to a windoz pc sharing on ml-1660 printer. Thank you for this guide. #10 Re: HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS Thanks, but I had to add under 'Printer Properties','Job Options' 'Tray' 'automatic', otherwise no paper loaded. Also I found that letting Ubuntu automatically find the driver also required the above addition. #9

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