I'm trying to install Samsung ML-1740 printer under Ubuntu 13.10 (64-bit). I use the Linux driver from this site:


Fresh Ubuntu 13.10 requires to add two components:

libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb and


When I run installation program there is a warning about missing component:

SANE - "Scanner Access Now Easy" - scanner API

Even though I think I have it installed:

Ubuntu Software Center lists Simple Scan version simple-scan 3.10.0-0ubuntu1.

When I try and click Install Anyway it looks as if everything was installed OK.

Unified Linux Driver is installed. Please, re-logon your system for all the installation settings to take effect.

message is shown at the end. After re-logging there is no printer under:

System Settings -> Printers.

Same driver worked under Ubuntu 11 (I think 64-bit) and 12 (64-bit).

Does anyone have any ideas? Are there any log files I can analyze?

Thank you in advance.



You simply installed the driver. Now go to System Settings > Printers > Add and tell the system if you have a serial port printer, a USB printer, a network printer, etc. and, when prompted, select your Samsung and then ML-1740 and use the driver you installed.

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  • Yep. That's exactly right. Ubuntu 12 did it automatically, in 13.10 you have to do it manually. Thanks for your help. – user223225 Dec 8 '13 at 3:29

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