Printer problem Samsung CLX-3170

Jim binarynut at
Wed Nov 23 17:23:39 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 09:34 AM, mike cloaked wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Jim<binarynut at>  wrote:
>>> I can't tell from the messages output you posted if your machine is
>>> x86_64 or not but I had a very very similar issue with a Samsung
>>> scx4500w when I installed f16.
>>> It turned out that the copy of the file "rastertosamsungspl" was a 32
>>> bit version and I had installed a 64 bit system - worth checking ?
>>> Also I notice that the name of your file is "rastertosamsungsplc"
>>> whereas it should be "rastertosamsungspl" i.e. you have an additional
>>> letter "c" at the end of the filename - if your file is really ending
>>> in a "c" then check whether you have the correct 32 or 64 bit file -
>>> if not then make sure that where you defined the file in the printer
>>> setup is correct - if not then redefine it with the correct filename.
>> I have a 32 bit box,
>> How do I determine wether the rastertosamungsplc is 32 or  64 bit?
>> In usr/lib/cups/filter/ there is a rastertosamsungsplc and a
>> rastertosamsungspl .
>> This is the same driver that I used Fedora 14 and 15 .
> OK - the answer as to which of 32 or 64 bit is where you got the file
> from?  Presumably it is from the unified driver set from Samsung - in
> which case that will have difference directories for the 32bit and 64
> bit file sets - one thing you can do is go back there and check the
> total file size - the 32 and 64 bit raster files are different sizes -
> which does yours match?
> Secondly you did not answer the question about using the correct name
> for the file when you defined the printer in Fedora - unless you
> changed the name of the actual file then the fail message indicated
> that you had the wrong filename - if course if you define it and point
> to a non-existent file then it is bound to fail!  Check that again and
> see if that is the source of the problem.
THe unifiedLinuxDriver is the one I,m using ,it is the SAME driver that 
I have installed on  32 bit boxes in Fedora 14 an 15 for this CLX3175FN 
printer and now a 32 bit box in Fedora 16.

The only thing I put into the setup was:

URL: lpd://         (this is the IP in the Router for 
this printer, the same IP used on F14, F15)

The rest was done in the setup.

THanks Mike for your help on this problem.

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