Printer problem Samsung CLX-3170

Jim binarynut at
Wed Nov 23 20:41:14 UTC 2011

On 11/23/2011 12:23 PM, Jim wrote:
> 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.
Mike I downloaded new Unified drivers from Samsung and installed and 
still get the same error message.

The driver that is recommend during the install, and only driver 
available is    Samsung CLX-3170 Series (SPL-C)

Which I think explains the rastertosamsungsplc

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