In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing Samsung printer drivers on Ubuntu. This can be a bit tricky, especially for beginners, but don’t worry, we will explain each step in detail.
To install Samsung printer drivers on Ubuntu, you need to download the driver package from the Samsung website, extract the downloaded file, open a terminal window, navigate to the extracted folder, run the installation script, follow the on-screen instructions, and test the printer.
Before we start, ensure you have the following:
- A Samsung printer
- An Ubuntu system
- Internet connection
- Access to a terminal window
Step 1: Download the Printer Driver
First, you need to download the driver package from the Samsung website. You can find the drivers for your specific model on the Samsung support page.
Note: Make sure to download the correct driver package for your printer model and your version of Ubuntu.
Step 2: Extract the Downloaded File
The downloaded file will be in
.tar.gz format, which is a compressed file. To extract it, navigate to the location where you saved the file and right-click on it. Select ‘Extract Here’ from the context menu. This will create a folder named ‘cdroot’, which contains another folder named ‘Linux’.
Step 3: Open Terminal
Next, open a terminal window. You can do this by searching for ‘Terminal’ in the Ubuntu Dash or by pressing
Ctrl + Alt + T.
Step 4: Navigate to the Extracted Folder
In the terminal, navigate to the extracted folder using the
cd command. For example, if the extracted folder is located on your desktop, you can use the command
cd command stands for ‘change directory’. It is used to navigate between folders in a Linux system.
Step 5: Run the Installation Script
Once you are in the correct folder, run the command
sudo ./install.sh to start the installation process. You may be prompted to enter your root password.
sudo command stands for ‘superuser do’. It is used to run commands with administrative privileges. The
./install.sh command runs the installation script included in the driver package.
Step 6: Follow the On-Screen Instructions
After running the installation script, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. This may include selecting options or confirming settings.
Step 7: Test the Printer
After the installation is finished, you should be able to use your printer. To test it, try printing a test page from your printer settings.
Note: If you encounter any issues during the installation process, make sure you have the necessary dependencies installed and that your printer is connected and powered on. If you have already installed the drivers using Ubuntu’s generic drivers, you may need to remove them before proceeding with the Samsung driver installation.
Installing Samsung printer drivers on Ubuntu can be a bit tricky, but with the right guidance, it’s a straightforward process. We hope this guide has helped you successfully install your Samsung printer drivers on Ubuntu. If you have any questions or run into any issues, feel free to leave a comment below.
Yes, you can install Samsung printer drivers on any version of Ubuntu. Just make sure to download the correct driver package for your version of Ubuntu.
If you can’t find the correct driver package for your Samsung printer model on the Samsung support page, you can try searching for it on the Ubuntu Software Center or using the generic drivers provided by Ubuntu.
Yes, you need an internet connection to download the driver package from the Samsung website. However, once you have downloaded the package, you can install the drivers offline.
Yes, you can install Samsung printer drivers on a dual-boot system with Ubuntu and another operating system. The installation process is the same as on a single-boot system.
To remove the Samsung printer drivers from your Ubuntu system, you can use the command
sudo ./uninstall.sh in the same folder where you ran the installation script. This will remove the drivers and any associated files.
Samsung printer drivers are specifically designed for Ubuntu, but they may work on other Linux distributions as well. However, it’s recommended to use drivers specifically designed for your distribution to ensure compatibility and optimal performance.
If you encounter issues during the installation process, make sure you have the necessary dependencies installed and that your printer is connected and powered on. You can also try restarting your system and following the installation steps again. If the problem persists, you can seek further assistance from the Ubuntu community or Samsung support.