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Old 05-04-2012, 04:15 PM
Bas Roufs - message in English
 
Default *Ubuntu suddenly fails to detect my printer, Samsung ML-1660

Hello Everybody,

When working with Kubuntu 11.04 and a few preceding versions, I have been able to print perfectly well with Samsung ML-1660 - along the lines of the instructions at Ubuntu Forums, at the page "HOWTO: Configure the Samsung ML-1660 for CUPS". However, in Kubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, the printer is not being recognised any more - even after exactly carrying out the instructions at HOWTO page mentioned above, *Ubuntu simply does not detect the printer. There must be some bug, because in a few preceding versions the printer detection worked flawlessly. At some forum, I saw the recommendation to install again some old Linux kernel - however, this caused various other complications. That's why,I hope to get ideas for other remedies or "workarounds" for this problem.

Thanks, respectfully yours,

Bas Roufs.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Bas Roufs - message in English
 
Default *Ubuntu suddenly fails to detect my printer, Samsung ML-1660

*

Hello Everybody

*

Yesterday, I wrote amongst others, this:

> When working with Kubuntu 11.04 and a few preceding versions, I have been

> able to print perfectly well with Samsung ML-1660 - along the lines of the

> instructions at Ubuntu Forums, at the page "HOWTO: Configure the Samsung

> ML-1660 for CUPS". However, in Kubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, the printer is not

> being recognised any more - even after exactly carrying out the

> instructions at HOWTO page mentioned above, *Ubuntu simply does not detect

> the printer.

*

Today, the problem seems to be solved for "80%". The system, Kubuntu 12.04, again recognises the printer. I do manage to print test pages. I also do manage to print from other applications - however, I often need to switch on and off the printer in order to get a page printed.

*

Respectfull yours,

Bas Roufs.

Bas G. Roufs MA

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Tel. +31 30 785 40

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:30 AM
Colin Law
 
Default *Ubuntu suddenly fails to detect my printer, Samsung ML-1660

On 5 May 2012 22:33, Bas Roufs - message in English <basroufs@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello Everybody
>
>
>
> Yesterday, I wrote amongst others, this:
>
>> When working with Kubuntu 11.04 and a few preceding versions, I have been
>
>> able to print perfectly well with Samsung ML-1660 - along the lines of the
>
>> instructions at Ubuntu Forums, at the page "HOWTO: Configure the Samsung
>
>> ML-1660 for CUPS". However, in Kubuntu 11.10 and 12.04, the printer is not
>
>> being recognised any more - even after exactly carrying out the
>
>> instructions at HOWTO page mentioned above, *Ubuntu simply does not detect
>
>> the printer.
>
>
>
> Today, the problem seems to be solved for "80%". The system, Kubuntu 12.04,
> again recognises the printer. I do manage to print test pages. I also do
> manage to print from other applications - however, I often need to switch on
> and off the printer in order to get a page printed.

Have you considered the possibility that it is a problem with the
printer itself, or the cable, or the USB port on the PC?

Colin

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Kaj Haulrich
 
Default *Ubuntu suddenly fails to detect my printer, Samsung ML-1660

On 05/05/2012 11:33 PM, Bas Roufs - message in English wrote:

<snip>

Today, the problem seems to be solved for "80%". The system, Kubuntu
12.04, again recognises the printer. I do manage to print test pages. I
also do manage to print from other applications - however, I often need
to switch on and off the printer in order to get a page printed.

</snip>

Exactly same problem with my Samsung ML-1640 B/W laser printer. Worked
perfectly up until one of the latest upgrades. Now I have to switch it
off/on for each and every job.


Apparently Samsung use its own printing system (SPL), so I managed to
get it working by downloading a driver from this page:


http://www.openprinting.org/driver/splix/

Then, removed the printer from the printer applet and added it again
(new printer), this time with the new driver.


HTH
Kaj Haulrich.
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