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Announcements / Re: Repository update: v1.00.36
March 01, 2019, 06:26:32
I have reworked the supported printers page to make recommended versions more clear.
Thanks for sharing.  I will add this to the information about scanning.
General Discussion / Re: A little contribution
December 16, 2018, 21:00:50
Thanks for the input.  I have taken some of your suggestions.  The two main ones I did not take were the suggestion for sans-serif and to narrow the text display.  Personally I find serif much easier to read, I know all about the arguments for why sans is supposed to be easier on a screen but my experience differs.  And I admit to being a real dinosaur about the text padding issue, because I prefer to control text width by managing window size, and artificially narrowing the display complicates my window mangement.

Neither of those is a good argument for user interface design, because I am not the target the audience for this website.  Consider it a silent protest to the design decisions others are making that I dislike.  Of course, I still do not use a "smart" phone and detest all touch interfaces, so my ideas of interface design are far out of sync with current norms.

I am glad that you have found the site useful.
Using the Repository / Re: repo broken
November 27, 2018, 06:02:15
Quote from: oldunixguy on November 27, 2018, 00:09:35
W: Failed to fetch  Bad header line

When this error occurs with an otherwise apparently working repository or one that had been working, it pretty much always means some sort of network traffic error occurred.  The error should automatically clear quickly, but apt sometimes get stuck in some odd state.  Usually clearing the cache takes care of it, but obviously not this time.  Some other things you can try to force apt to find the repository again:
1. Change the "http" to "https" in the repository source line.  In some cases, it might be necessary to update the repository files, and then revert back to "http" to get it to work.
2. Comment out/deactivate (or delete) the bchemnet repository line, update apt, add the line back and update again.
3. If neither of the above works, it could be a persistent DNS or path resolution problem.  (However, I doubt this because if it was you would probably not be able to reach this forum.)  If know how, you can try changing the DNS servers being used by your computer/network, updating apt, and then changing the DNS servers back.
4. Wait 24 hours, clear the cache again, and repeat 1 or 2.
Using the Repository / Re: repo broken
November 26, 2018, 21:28:52
The repository is up, but there may be some temporary network path issue reaching it from some locations.  If the issues persists in a day or two and clearing the cache does not solve it, reply here.
The planned shut down is canceled.  SULDR will remain active in its current form for at least a couple of more years, although I cannot promise that I will have time to perform updates or provide assistance in the forums.  The forums will remain active for users to help each other.
Thanks for sharing.  It is not obvious to me why splix would be interfering, but that driver is now quite a bit older than the official drivers so some strange conflict is possible.  I suspect it is more likely a change in CUPS that causes any conflict when both drivers are installed, but reverting CUPS is not practical.  And there is certainly no need for splix if you are using the Samsung/HP driver.

Removing printer-driver-splix is safe, and hopefully it will help more people resolve the scanner issues.
General Discussion / Re: 1.00.39?
October 31, 2018, 08:42:54
Yes.  As far as I know, it will be the last version.  HP has not made any public move to update anything since purchasing Samsung's printer division.  Samsung released new versions only when new printers came out.
Scanning / Re: SCX 3400 on ubuntu 18.04.1
October 27, 2018, 15:36:02
Quote from: pi4630 on October 26, 2018, 00:48:15
@Suldr: it's a damn pity you're shutting this down. Is there anything we/I can do to prevent this?

I am exploring some options.  It is clear that many people do not want this to go away.
I have no objection to dumping everything somewhere public.  My brief read of Github's terms of service implies that hosting the .debs there might be a problem because Samsung/HP have copyright on all the binary files and the official license prohibits redistribution.  But I will consider some options as I have time over the next few months and see if something makes sense.
Printing / Re: Samsung ML2545 with Manjaro XFCE 17.1.2
September 29, 2018, 13:40:37
You need several files other than the rasterotspl file for the driver to actually work.  That is likely the problem.

You might want to install using the version in the Arch user repository: .  The files I provide are not packaged for use directly by Arch-based systems.

Otherwise you should probably install using the actual installer from HP instead of trying to piece it together.  There are a number of non-obvious places you can be tripped up when manually installing.
General Discussion / Re: Typo on the website
September 15, 2018, 05:56:00
Fixed.  Thanks.
Scanning / Re: SCX 3400 on ubuntu 18.04.1
September 03, 2018, 10:34:00
try this in a terminal:
ls -l /dev/bus/usb/003/

And see who owns 001.  If it is not root/lp, you may need to add your user to another group, and/or chown that device to match a group that you are in.

If it is owned by root/lp and you are sure that you are in lp, try logging out & back in, then seeing if you can access it.
Using the Repository / Re: repo broken
July 27, 2018, 21:09:03
Probably a bad cache file that isn't clearing due to the temporary network glitch.  Try purging the apt cache:
rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
Using the Repository / Re: repo broken
July 27, 2018, 05:28:45
I think this is due to a temporary routing error between your computer and the server.  It should clear soon on its own if it has not already.
Printing / Re: reinstallation error
July 24, 2018, 06:38:31
You seem to have mixed the two ways of installing the driver.  The two approaches are:

1. Use the repository.  For this, you have to install through your package management software.  You do not need the download that you are using.

2. Use the download.  For this, you must run the install as root (sudo).  In this approach, you do not need to have the repository source or key set up.
No, there is no documentation.  The reason being that almost every version of the driver requires a different approach to packaging.  That said, the .deb files themselves are a kind of documentation, because it is possible to just open one for a particular version and see what was done.

So I do not see a lot value in documenting how to build the debs.  Only a few people are likely to have a combination of time, interest, and expertise necessary to do it on their own.

That said, I may have time in the coming months to build deb files that roll several packages into one, so that individuals can download and save a single deb for their preferred installer and use that instead of the many packages I now have configured.  I am not sure if that is feasible for the older drivers, but the "driver2" versions it would be straightforward.

The Internet Archive also has archived this entire site, and presumably will do so at least one more time before the site shuts down.  All of the existing files and content will remain available there indefinitely, including the debs.  The archive does not work as a repository, but all of the individual files can be obtained and installed manually that way.
The SULDR (and all of will be shutting down in May 2019. I no longer have the time or ability to keep up with hosting it. In addition, it is unlikely that HP will be updating any drivers for the Samsung-branded printers, and many drivers already fail to work correctly with new Linux distributions. Finally, for those with a Samsung printer less than ~10 years old, the newest drivers available for download from the HP website work just as well, if possibly not quite as conveniently, as the repackaged versions here.

If anyone is interested in taking over some or all of this content, I am willing to assist in that process. Post in the forums expressing interest.
Announcements / Re: Driver version 1.00.39
June 24, 2018, 20:12:58
What you posted looks okay to me, so I am not sure what the problem is.  Maybe a caching error.  Try

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update

If that does not work, I suggest trying the Mint forums for assistance on resolving the error.
Announcements / Re: Driver version 1.00.39
June 24, 2018, 10:07:08
The repository source line is probably wrong.  It looks like "Release" was put on the end of the line instead of "extra" for the section information, or possibly that "extra" is missing as the section information.
Announcements / Re: Driver version 1.00.39
June 24, 2018, 09:59:15
If you have added the repository and keys, the only thing you need to do is use Update Manager to select the version of the driver you want to install.  I have not used Update Manager, but I am sure you can find instructions on how to use it elsewhere that will allow you to choose the install files.
There appear to be a growing number of problems with recent linux distributions and use of the scanning feature of various printers.  Please be aware that

(1) I have absolutely no ability to help you with those problems beyond the solutions already posted, as I have never had a Samsung MFP printer (and no longer have a Samsung printer at all), and

(2) the current odds of receiving a response from any other forum user is extremely low, based on usage statistics.

While you are still free to post for help, I recommend that you also seek other avenues, and consider contacting HP as well.  The problems are likely related to the fact that the driver has not significantly changed (despite version increments) in several years, and so may no longer function correctly with newer linux libraries.
Announcements / Re: Driver version 1.00.39
June 23, 2018, 15:04:42
The instructions provided here are already as detailed as possible.
Printing / Re: Repository issue
June 13, 2018, 05:53:02
This likely just indicates a temporary connection error between your computer and the server, unless you have recently changed something about your repository sources.  Sometimes reloading/refreshing the repository lists clears the problem if it persists after the connection returns.  If the error persists, please let me know.
Printing / Re: Samsung ML-1675 [SOLVED]
June 09, 2018, 10:57:51
Please upload the screenshot.  I cannot evaluate without seeing the errors.
Printing / Re: Samsung ML-1675
June 08, 2018, 22:24:44
3.00.90 is the oldest version that supports your printer.  I recommend trying the latest - driver2 1.00.39.  That is most likely to work with newer Linux distributions.

As far as instructions, either set up the repository as described on the main SULDR web page, or run uld/ in the install package from Samsung then follow the prompts.
The source code is not available.  Samsung developed it as a closed source driver, and HP has not taken any public action to change that or update the driver since Samsung sold the printer division.  The driver has not significantly changed in several years, so it is entirely possible something no longer works.  And unless the other change causing the problem can be identified and itself changed in some way, nothing can be done.  The driver cannot be changed.  Perhaps the open source drivers work, or will work in the future.  But that conversation would need to happen with those developers - see the alternatives driver link on this site (bottom).
General Discussion / Re: 1.00.39?
May 12, 2018, 21:12:56
This version is now available.
Announcements / Driver version 1.00.39
May 12, 2018, 21:12:14
The latest driver version is now available for direct download and via the repository.  It updates support for numerous printers and adds support for a few newer models.  This is the first driver release since HP completed acquisition of the Samsung printer line, but appears to have been developed by Samsung well before then (i.e., even though it is only recently released, the actual files are already about 18 months old).
General Discussion / Re: 1.00.39?
May 03, 2018, 20:42:35
Yes, probably in a week or two.  I don't know when that version actually posted, but it certainly was not the Sep 1 2017 that HP is claiming.  My best estimate is that it actually appeared in March, and it has been a couple of month since I had time to check for an update.

At a glance, it appears to be at most a minor change with a few ppd updates.
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