Samsung SCX-4200 and Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)

Today I upgraded to Ubuntu Intrepid, and suddenly… my Samsung SCX-4200 printer stopped working 🙁
I recovered my notes from Ubuntu Hardy, where I wrote some operation to make the printer (and the embedded scanner) work. Unfortunately, the “trick” I took from the official Ubuntu forum (see “Samsung SCX-4200 scanner does not work on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron“) didn’t work anymore, so I spend some time to search for an alternative. And I found it!

You’ve to edit fstab (e.g.: sudo nano /etc/fstab in the terminal) and add this lines at the end:

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=664 0 0

Now reboot and install the official Samsung driver package for Linux. If you already tried to install it (but it failed detecting the printer), it should be enough to simply reboot: the printer and the scanner will be automatically detected and they will appear in the “Samsung unified driver configurator” (see applications menu).

Enjoy printing 😉

PS: Thanks (again) to the Ubuntu Forums where I found the solution (even if the topic is dedicated to a different question: Intrepid/Virtualbox/USB

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