I finally got my Dell B1165nfw printer driver installed on 18.04 and printing works but scanning does not.

These instructions helped me get the printer working:

18.04 Ubuntu Operating System does not give me a driver for Dell Mono B1160 Printer

The scanner still didn't work so I tried these instructions for the scanner (Dell and Samsung seem similar, I see the term SMFP used in the Dell driver):

Samsung scanner no longer working in 17.10

But no luck so far.

2 Answers 2


This website maintains Samsung drivers for Linux.

They feel their installer package is better than the Samsung official release; they offer this help page for scanners.


I got the scanner to work by following these steps:

Edit the following file:

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

Add the following two lines:

#Dell B1165
usb 0x413c 0x523c

Edit the following file:

sudo vi /etc/udev/rules.d/55-libsane.rules

Add the following line:

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="413c", MODE="0660", GROUP="plugdev", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"


sudo systemctl restart udev.service

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