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ECD
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« on: November 23, 2007, 15:55:32 PM »

Hi,
I've got a Samsung ML-1610 laser printer. I've downloaded a Linux driver from the Sammy-site. So now, there's a 'Unified Linux Driver .tar.gz' sitting on my desktop. The Samsung instructions read like gobbledegook to me. I double click the tar file, it unpacks and a window opens with a lot of lines in it, adding to my considerable confusion. Below are the Samsung instructions:

[Unified Linux Driver (Samsung ML-1610) Install Guide]

1. Make sure that you connect your machine to your computer.
Turn both the computer and the machine on.

2. When the Administrator Login window appears, type in root in the Login field
and enter the system password.

3. Download and extract the driver
[root@localhost root]#tar xzf [Downloaded File Name(XXXX.tar.gz)]

4. The driver will be extracted as ''cdroot'' folder in current path.

5. Execute installation program.
[root@localhost root]#./cdroot/autorun

6. When the welcome screen appears, click ''Next'' and proceed installation.

I try typing what the Samsung instructions say, but get nowhere. I've tried adding a printer via Tasma, it just returns saying it can't install, because I don't have permission.

Can anyone explain, how to install the tar.gz driver for this printer please?

Just exactly what do I type? Do I type all the [ ] & ( ) brackets? Why can't things be written in understandable languages?

TIA,
Pete  Huh?
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Kavani
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007, 17:50:27 PM »

Okay, it's already sitting on your desktop.  Open Konsole and type:
Code:
su
  Enter in your root password.  Don't worry about the stuff in the [] or ().  We'll get to that.  Now type:
Code:
tar xzf Unified Linux Driver.tar.gz
  Once it extracts, type in:
Code:
./cdroot/autorun
  From there you should be able to follow the onscreen instructions.  The stuff in parenthesis and brackets are generalized information.  Instead of root@localhost, my prompt would read root@Xocoyotzin or Xocoyotzin in red for Pardus when I login as root.  They were just trying to show what the screen would look like for each step.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2007, 18:37:02 PM »

Hi Kavani,
My apologies for sounding like a pedant, but...

the file as it downloaded; is titled:
20070720163117515_UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz

So, after typing su...do I then type ALL that lot in? And then run ./cdroot/autorun...? I can't try it at the moment as I'm on another PC (I did try various ways of typing things in before posting - without success as you see  :'(). I'll try later on this evening (UK time). But truly, thank you for your help.

Kind regards,
Pete  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2007, 20:08:25 PM »

Rushed home...tried the above instructions...zilch.

Tried renaming the file to just Unified Linux Driver.tar.gz...nothing.

Downloaded file again, type in the full name...complete with 17 digit number + underscore + UnifiedLinuxDriver.tar.gz...nothing.

Just keeps coming back no such file/folder/command etc.

Decide to run Linux box with no printer...will write all my theses out in long hand...sure to be quicker.

Regards,
Pete  Smiley
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Kavani
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2007, 04:19:26 AM »

I think I know where I led you astray.  After you first type su, type in this:
Code:
cd Desktop
  That should get you to the proper folder.  I'm sorry, I forgot about that.  Roll Eyes  Then follow the instructions as is save that you should use the actual file name for the tar.gz file.  Hope that helps.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2007, 12:00:54 PM »

Good news Kavani,

New day, new start.

Reloaded Pardus completely, thought Samsung printer may get found and loaded (fingers crossed). No, had to manually install. Visited forum, to find Kavani begging for forgiveness  Grin Follwed the instructions again...all worked fine! Kavani remains at top of My Heroes list.  Cheesy

Thank you very much, for your patience, Pardus rocks!

Pete,
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Kavani
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2007, 13:00:03 PM »

Awwww, I'm blushing!  Glad to hear that it worked!  Enjoy!
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