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Success: M2885FW

Started by cmer, December 17, 2014, 18:58:33

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Hi everyone,

after being not so confident at first if this would work, since there was low activity on this project recently, and there was not much information on behalf of Samsung if this printer (M2885FW) was supported using a more recent Version than Ubuntu 11.04, the CLX and SLX printers seem to be more common, not even thinking about a chance to use the Scan To PC feature under Linux at all,  I gave it a shot.

To make it short: The samsungScannerServer here works almost flawlessly so far (it entirely fulfills my needs to scan a receipt or something alike without firing up a pc), using the latest package from the repository as of today, combined with the original Samsung drivers (Printing & Scan Driver V1.00.29).

Only hiccups:
-  I had to change the 'SERVER_NAME' in /etc/samsungScannerServer.conf to the IP of my Ubuntu server (I suppose this results from an issue /w name resolution on my side)
- after restarting the service (sudo service samsungScannerServer restart), e.g. after changing options in sSS.conf, it sometimes took a second attempt to launch a scan from the device.

Great little piece of software. Can't contribute much more than this review, but still I wanted to write these lines since the SL-M series by Samsung seem not to be too much discussed.

Thanks again.

PS: Hint: If you buy e.g. a M2885FW (in Germany) now, you can receive a Galaxy Tab 7" for free.... which makes it a decent ADF-featured, duplex, fax-capable, Wi-Fi and ethernet-equipped laser printer for an attractive price. (No, I'm not affiliated with Samsung, so no guarantees).

PPS: General advice: This thing is slow via network. 100dpi grayscale: 15sec, 300dpi color: 75sec per scan. But: this is not significantly slower than scanning to an iPad (/w the Samsung app).



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