I have a strange problem with all Samsung printers with Wi-Fi connection. When I try print some docs, pdf etc., printer prints some strange code.
I have installed Samsung driver.Is someone else having this problem?
Ubuntu 17.04, Dell XPS 13 9360
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I had the same problem with my Samsung printer (Xpress C460w). The following solved for me:
I went to printers -> additional printer settings-> add new window opens: go to network printer wait for a few seconds until your printer will be found, and click on it. On the right bottom as connection chose:
LPD network printer via DNS-SD
(for me Appsocket/HP Jetdirect also worked only the "Driverless IP" one made that code by printing)
Click on forward, wait a sec until the driver will be added, and print the test page to see if it worked
Using the original Samsung's driver helped me. I couldn't force my Elementary OS to use the right PPD file so I replaced the file in /etc/cups/ppds directly and restarted CUPS daemon.
cp uld/noarch/share/ppd/Samsung_C48x_Series.ppd ppd/Samsung_C48x_Series_on_192.168.1.100.ppd sudo systemctl restart cups
It's not flawless, I can't print something like 10 MB photo, but still better than a pile of paper covered by nonsense.