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Samsung 1630W Laser Mono Printer in Fedora 14

Setting Samsung 1630W to work in Fedora 14 is a little tricky, but not very much complicated if you know how to solve problems.

I decided not to use Samsung installer which is reported to be insecure on some of the Ubuntu communities.

Make sure you are not missing printing support:

sudo yum groupinstall "Printing Support"

So, the instructions to make it roll are quite simple provided you have the original Samsung driver disk for Linux.

sudo system-config-printer

Remove all pre-installed printers. Close window. Plug in the printer into USB port.

Add and configure new printer. When the configuration program asks you for a driver, select “(*) supply PPD file” locating the path to it on the mounted CD.

At the end of the wizard the system will complain that it needs “rastertosamsungspl”, you can find it on the CD too and copy with all components to the proper place like the example below:

# i386
sudo cp -r /media/SAMSUNG_LBP/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/* /usr/lib/cups/filter/
# x86_64
sudo cp -r /media/SAMSUNG_LBP/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/* /usr/lib/cups/filter/

Watch everything you need is installed:

sudo yum -y install cups-libs cups-libs.i686
sudo service cups restart

Configure the printer. Print test page. Enjoy.

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