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Hi how do I set this Samsung CLX 3305FN printer scanner to scan? I can get the printer to work both USB and Network, but simple scan tells me nothing is detected? Can someone tell me what I need please

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Here are the necessary steps I had to perform:

  1. Ignore all Samsung Provided CD’s and downloads. They do not work under Oneiric Ocelot (11.10)
  2. Add Samsung Unified Driver repository http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/smfpv3.html
  3. Install Samsung drivers and libsane-extras
  4. Edit sane configuration files

    sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
    #add the Samsung Unified Driver Repo
    deb http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/ debian extra
    
    wget http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/suldr.gpg
    sudo apt-key add suldr.gpg
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install samsungmfp-data samsungmfp-driver samsungmfp-network samsungmfp-scanner samsungmfp-configurator-data samsungmfp-configurator-qt4 libsane-extras
    

The following sane config files need to be modified (add lines)

sudo vim /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf

# Samsung SCX-3400
usb 0x04e8 0x344f

/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

# Samsung SCX-3400
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="344f", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

The entries above are for the SCX-3400 model. To find the USB ID’s for other models use

sane-find-scanner

I used USB ID: vendor=0x04e8 device=0x3456 instead.

Source:

http://www.gaggl.com/2012/04/installing-samsung-multifunction-printer-ubuntu-11-10/

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Braiam Sep 6 '13 at 22:42

http://www.bchemnet.com/suldr/forum/index.php?topic=131.0

This was the answer that I needed to solve my problem

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My version of Ubuntu is 12.04 32-bit, Put this: - edit /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf to add: # Samsung CLX-3305 usb 0x04e8 0x3456 - edit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules to add: # Samsung CLX-3305 ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="3456", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes" –  bjorne Sep 6 '13 at 17:58
    
finally I disconnect and reconnected the usb-cable and the scanner was found immediatly :-) –  bjorne Sep 6 '13 at 18:02
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Braiam Sep 6 '13 at 18:21
    
The link where I found the solution is posted above, also the soultion is copy and pasted right after. Since I am new at this maybe the format is not perfect but the solution works. By the way, by hitting the Enter-button I just wanted a new line, not to send the post. How do I do that(get a new line instead of posting when I hit the ENTER-button)? –  bjorne Sep 6 '13 at 22:18
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Did you read my comment? It says that is preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here. It means that if the website goes KAPUT, we still know what the answer is about. –  Braiam Sep 6 '13 at 22:44

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