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gw2007

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Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« on: August 22, 2010, 05:55:17 pm »
I used to use Splix. Cups does not have a driver.
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Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 06:15:40 pm »
Samsung has some variations on the Postscript language. You can find the Linux printer programs at:

http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Samsung/Samsung-ML-1610

The specific file that you need is probably:

http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/components/lsb3.2/contrib/RPMS/i486/openprinting-splix-2.0.0-2lsb3.2.i486.rpm

Use gslapt to install the program rpm.

Switch to the directory where you downloaded the file, change to root and use rpm to install the program with

rpm -Uhv openprinting-splix-2.0.0-2lsb3.2.i486.rpm

This should work. You may still have configure the printer via CUPS or the print manager but the install may do all the heavy work.

Good luck

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Re: Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:59:58 am »
You can not install RPM packages directly using gslapt. First use rpm2tgz to convert to a .tgz package, then use installpkg.

Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 02:28:06 pm »
I have not had to do this but presumably the rpm program running under Slackware allows you to install rpm files.
There may be advantages to converting to the native package format for Slackware but since you are converting an rpm file anyway, I don't see the advantage.

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Re: Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 03:52:57 pm »
The advantage of converting the package is that the package manager will be aware that it is installed. You will also be able to easily uninstall it if necessary.

Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Samsung ml1610 How do I install this
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 04:54:27 pm »
Good point. I have never tried to install an rpm package under a Slackware based system. Down the line, the conversion would make removals and upgrades simpler.
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