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printer multifonction scanning but not printing after installation samsung scx-4655fn

asked 2018-04-18 12:45:00 -0500

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updated 2018-12-23 04:43:27 -0500

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hello experts and contributors of all kind, welcome to my problematic world.

system fedora 27, samsung printer scx-4655fn

  • l have installed the printer drivers from HP website.
  • i see the printer 'lsusb'.
  • after general update i got a message telling me that another driver was required.
  • the printer is scanning properly.
  • after print test fedora tells that the print job is over but nothing has been printed
  • the printer worked fine on windows.4 days ago

l feel like a passenger, lost in the vastness of my own ignorance, en route to homestead2 with 50 years to go, and no aurora lane to distract me from my non-printing printer.

please HELP

Thanks to you all.

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Hello, welcome to Ask Fedora, we'll need some more information to help you. Did you see any errors while installing the driver?

What was the exact message about requiring another driver during update?

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-04-20 02:16:05 -0500 )edit

In Fedora there is open source splix driver. If your printed isn't supported you can try a similar model.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-04-21 06:24:30 -0500 )edit

thanks fcomida for your contribution but i am new in linux system, so compiling stuff with other stuff is out of my reach

Q: does fcomida stand for french food?

Jean-Marc gravatar imageJean-Marc ( 2018-04-21 12:48:45 -0500 )edit

Notingh to be compiled, just: sudo dnf install splix. I always thought the etymology of the comida surname was spanish and indeed comida means food in spanish. I recently found out that instead it has byzantine origins. Dante Alighieri put a Bishop Gomita in hell (inferno). Gomita, Comita and eventually Comida are all variants of this byzantine surname.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-04-21 13:24:17 -0500 )edit

i had downloaded the source file from the splix site, so sure the dnf way is easier but still can't find the right driver, the splix trick doesn't seem to work, it's like nothing happened(i did uninstall the hp driver first).

but the more i think about it the more i wonder about why the official driver doesn't work the scanner work i have a laptop with windows installed and the printer and scanner work, so it is not an issue with the printer so it is a big and unreachable HP corporation issue

thanks fcomida

fulfill your dream will bring joy in your mind

Jean-Marc gravatar imageJean-Marc ( 2018-04-22 04:41:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-04-23 15:20:34 -0500

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updated 2018-04-23 15:33:48 -0500

hello homestead1,

my problematic world is not problematic anymore i found on that site(, a copy of a previous version of the much needed driver for my multifunction printer samsung SCX-4655fn. name uld.1.00.37

my printer now print and scan, wonderful,wonderful

so i followed those step to install it

  • i uninstalled the driver(uld.1.00.39) with (the file from uld.1.00.37)
  • i removed printer from the device manager
  • i installed the driver from

  • i added a new printer in the device manager which has detected mine straight away and select the driver automatically

  • then i printed the test page and with an english phlegm(very unusual for a french man) i looked at this beautifully printed page and barely smile like everything is back to normal(whatever that word means)

dear and dearest ones i wish you all the same contained happiness

thanks you all


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answered 2018-04-21 03:07:19 -0500

Jean-Marc gravatar image

updated 2018-04-21 03:36:49 -0500

homestead1 has given me a sign exciting

no errors while installing drivers

about the message if it has been recorded somewhere i could tell you but i had only a glimpse at it but nothing technical just that the system couldn't find a driver for my printer with a link to software manager which in turn couldn't locate a specific driver

so i went to the printer config and fedora is using a generic text-only driver and i couldn't find the specific one for my printer

i found on the web older version of the specific driver but after installation i tried a print test and it worked just to print to use the right driver

hope this message could illuminate your mind to provide me with a solution

thank to you ozeszty for your concern

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This is a page for installing Samsung drivers on Linux Mint, but it would be the same for Fedora

It is hard finding that package (uldv1.00.36 00.91), but this links seems to work

felthat gravatar imagefelthat ( 2018-04-23 03:48:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-12-01 15:41:45 -0500

updated 2018-12-23 06:14:53 -0500

Fedora 29~8, and Linux System good work and economy Samsung SCX-Series Printer SCS-6545 Users..Samsung Printer and scanner Linux System

A. install Samsung Printer Driver

B. install cups and load cups daemon

 # cd /opt
 # wget

 # wget --2018-12-02 06:10:10-- Resolving ( Connecting to (| connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 15292576 (15M) [application/x-gzip] Saving to: ‘SamsungPrinterInstaller.tar.gz’

SamsungPrinterInstaller.tar.gz 100%[======================================================================>] 14.58M 3.85MB/s in 3.9s

2018-12-02 06:10:14 (3.77 MB/s) - ‘SamsungPrinterInstaller.tar.gz’ saved [15292576/15292576]

 # ls SamsungPrinterInstaller.tar.gz
 # tar zxvf SamsungPrinterInstaller.tar.gz
 # cd ./uld 
 # bash ./

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