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Posted: Aug. 03 2005,17:54 QUOTE

Hi guys.

El judo here from irc chat.

Could some one please shed some lights into this for me, I would forever be thanksful to the linux GODS!

I have a SCX-4100 samsun laser printer, connected to the USB port on my window$ XP pro box. I shared this printer, allowed everyone full control etc.

On my awesome kick ass lappy @ 166mhz of DSL power, I am running 1.4 dsl with cups installed. I also went to the samsung web site and downloaded the native *.tar file for my printer and untarred it.

Went over to and read the docs. found I needed to do the following as well.

) Configure CUPS for Samba:

                 ln –s `which smbspool` /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb

After taking the above steps, i ran cups admin , attempted at adding the printer. The printer does show as an available printer to choose ( drivers ) under the part where it ask you where it is located, eg LPD, http , IP PROTOCAL, USB, etc.. theres now an option that appears to be not configured correctly. It shows " unknown networkSMB"

i select this, go next. add the location of the printer


then i continue with the install.  When I try to print to the printer, it attempts at contacting it, then simply goes offline. I cannot start it up. if i click on start printer, it refreshes the page and tells me the printer was started.. but if i go back to printer info, it still shows as being offline.

Any help on this matter, is extremelly appreciated.
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Posted: Aug. 03 2005,19:06 QUOTE

My first guess is that the 'tar.gz' file you found at toshiba
was the source for your driver, and needs to be compiled
before you actually have a driver that will work in any linux.

Have you tried booting up an older knoppix CD,
like the 5-17-04 version of knoppix 3.4 that DSL is based on?

If it supports you printer, you could pull the printer driver
from that distro, and add it to DSL ..

Or, search the forums for gcc , kernelsources, and compile,
and give a try at compiling it yourself.

I don't have a link to the file you got from toshiba,
but if you click on your .tar.gz in emelfm, and inside ,
you see a bunch of files ending in .c , .h, and .o ,
it's the source, not the driver.

Again, just a guess..

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