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I have a Samsung CLP-325w printer. I downloaded the .tar.gz file from their website, but I can't seem to figure out how to install it.

Here's the link to the driver's tarball

I've been following this guide to install it, but I get stuck at the ./configure command. It says bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

What am I doing wrong? If I'm in the wrong folder, which folder is the correct one?

I should note that I was able to install the drivers via Ubuntu's generic drivers, but I'd really like to know how to do this for future and also to make sure I have the latest drivers.

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Have you uncompressed the file? – Lucio Aug 1 '12 at 17:33
Yes, it decompresses into a folder called "cdroot". That folder contains another folder called "Linux" which contains the folders "addressbook" "emailbook" "phonebook" and "psu" – Ryan Moody Aug 1 '12 at 18:22
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Installing the driver

  1. Make sure that the machine is connected to your computer and powered on.
  2. From the Samsung website, download the Unified Linux Driver package to your computer.
  3. Right-click the Unified Linux Driver package and extract the package.
  4. Open one Terminal and enter the following commands:

    cd PSU_1.10.tar.gz (the uncompressed folder)

    cd cdroot && cd Linux && cd psu

    sudo ./

  5. Then it'll ask the root password, enter it.

    Now you should see the following image:


  1. Click on Next to start the installation.
  2. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

Source: Samsung Driver Manual

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Ah, thank you very much. So, I didn't need to perform the ./configure - make - make install commands? – Ryan Moody Aug 1 '12 at 18:25
No, because it is already compiled. There is other software that you can or must compile(config. make, etc.). – Lucio Aug 1 '12 at 18:37
what "SANE API" is this that must be installed? I installed everything I could see with SANE. – Thufir May 13 '13 at 19:11
@Thufir I don't understand your question. What do you mean with SANE? – Lucio May 16 '13 at 22:52
@Lucio not to hijack the question, but I have a problem installing this driver:… when I execute the install script, it warns that SANE isn't installed. I'm curious that there's no mention of SANE in the question or answer here. – Thufir May 17 '13 at 5:47

I used the The Samsung Unified Linux Driver Repository.

You install it as follows:

sudo bash -c 'echo "deb debian extra" >> /etc/apt/sources.list';  
sudo wget -O - | sudo apt-key add - ;  
sudo apt-get update;  sudo apt-get install suld-driver-4.01.17;
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I used a similar method to install a Samsung M2020W (Express).

  • Download the driver.
  • Move it to the desktop.
  • Extract the folder to the desktop.
  • Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T
  • cd Desktop
  • cd to the folder (in my case, the folder was called uld).
  • Run command sudo

Agree with all the "y" prompts, and job done. There was no GUI to run.

Added the printer in the usual way.

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@JensErat: Please review my edits and learn... ;-) :P – Fabby Feb 28 '15 at 20:57
@fabby: You're aware this statement you seem to use somewhat often might be (and probably will be) -- as written -- read as arrogance? Edits should bring (substantial) improvement, but are not required to leave a perfect posting. If you think there's room for improvement, you can always so so by your own edit. If you have constructive suggestions for better edits, such criticism will be usually welcome, but consider moving to another wording. – Jens Erat Feb 28 '15 at 21:37
@JensErat: Thank you for the feed-back. If I do 80+ reviews per day, I tend to revert to short comments. So I'm sorry about this and would "Please review my edits" seem less arrogant? If not, could you please help me with a short statement that would divulge to an editor that I've taken the time to improve their edits instead of rejecting them and that I'm trying to help them to become better editors? (Or drop by in the Ask Ubuntu General chat room and ping me @Fabby?) – Fabby Feb 28 '15 at 21:54
I don't think there will be such a general and short statement. My experience from other Stack Exchange sites: nobody gets aware of rejected edits -- getting a change to this would be subject for meta.SE. If you really feel the need to leave feedback (which is something to appreciate, and rare on these sites), better be specific. And make a difference between bad edits and ones that might be further improved -- I often copy-edit a post while reading it, which often is a significant improvement, but I stop at some point I don't feel a post deserves to receive more effort. – Jens Erat Feb 28 '15 at 22:14

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