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Lexmark's X215 MFP multi-function printer under linux
Printer installation using Samsung's Unified Linux DriverI do (silently) assume for this tutorial, that you are using and have installed CUPS.
The tutorial is based on Debian 4.0 with CUPS 1.2.7, but should not be (too) distribution specific. The installation is described in a way, that does not use Samsung's installation program (as this does also install other software parts that - at least with my X215 - do not work or are not necessary)!
Download and extract the Samsung driver packageFirst download the linux driver package from Samsung (see Links page from table of contents). The tar.gz archive is (compressed) about 20 MB in size:
wget http://do....20070725085320093_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gzNow extract the archive (filename can be different!):
tar -xzf 20070725085320093_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gzYou fill find a directory structure under
Copy necessary files for CUPSFirst we will copy the PPD file into the related CUPS directory. Before that we cann create a subdirectory for Samsung PPD files (if it doesn't already exist):
mkdir /usr/share/cups/model/samsung/ cp cdroot/Linux/noarch/at_opt/share/ppd/scx4x16.ppd \ /usr/share/cups/model/samsung/Next we copy the filter program
cp cdroot/Linux/i386/at_root/usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertosamsungspl \ /usr/lib/cups/filter/or for 64bit systems:
cp cdroot/Linux/x86_64/at_root/usr/lib64/cups/filter/rastertosamsungspl \ /usr/lib/cups/filter/
Installing a CUPS printer
In generalInstalling a printer under CUPS can be achieved using distribution specific tools like:
... or you create a printer entry from command line / shell (as root).
From the command line interface one can create printer spools with