FC6 Cups with Samsung - 1610 laser printer

antonio montagnani antonio.montagnani at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 22:31:35 UTC 2007

2007/1/9, James Wilkinson <fedora at aprilcottage.co.uk>:
> antonio montagnani wrote:
> > I am using a Samsung ML-1610 laser printer.
> > I am experiencing many problems in printing images either with Eog,
> > Gimp or documents including same images as a openoffice writer
> > document or a PDF document.
> > I can't print my photo (that it is not a real problem as I use an
> > external lab)!!!
> > When I installed the printer (that was working a little bit better
> > with previous versions of Cups) I was compelled to use the GDI driver,
> > as if I try to use Postscript driver I get an internal cups server
> > error..
> > When I try to print an image i see red light flashing but no printing!!!
> The ML-1610 isn't a postscript printer anyway -- it needs the gdi
> driver, originally from Samsung.
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/download/printing/samsung-gdi/README.txt
> says
>         The original driver from Samsung has a bug. It does not print
>         all files. The driver compresses the page's bitmap in bands. If
>         a band happens to have a size bigger than 64 kB after
>         compressing the printer cannot print it.
> This means that complex documents are unlikely to print.
> One "workaround" is to set the document's resolution to 300 dpi. It is
> supposed to be possible to patch the driver to fix this, but I've never
> got that far (my Samsung went faulty first...)
> The patch is in
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/download/printing/samsung-gdi .
> Hope this helps,
> James.
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Tnx James

I do not want to explore patching (I am not an expert in such work), I
am an office user of Fedora
Anyway I can't see splix included in this release of the printing
system. (that is reported to work with our printer)

Any idea??


Antonio Montagnani
Skype : antoniomontag

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