After yum upgrade from Fedora 10 to Fedora 11, my Samsung ML-1630W refused to work. Examining the proprietor’s drivers control panel showed that printer support is deeply down.
Please note that I have never needed wireless support for this printer yet, so everything is based on the USB connectivity only.
First, I removed the files as described in Files Installed by the Samsung v3 Driver (excluding lib* files, of course) and rebooted.
The below is based on this and this pages.
sudo touch /etc/yum.repos.d/openprinting.repo sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/openprinting.repo
Write and save:
[openprinting-drivers] name=OpenPrinting LSB-based driver packages baseurl=//www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/RPMS enabled=1 gpgcheck=0 [openprinting-splix-driver] name=OpenPrinting LSB-based driver packages of SpliX baseurl=//www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/components/lsb3.2/splix/RPMS enabled=1 gpgcheck=0
sudo yum install splix
Go to System -> Administration -> Printing in GNOME menu panel and enable the printer.
After this is done, you should be able to print from any application without rebooting.
sudo nano /etc/yum.repos.d/openprinting.repo
Set both enabled=0 to exclude from any further operation.