How to install printer driver?

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How to install printer driver?

Postby alanmock on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:11 pm

I need to install my printers driver that I downloaded because I cannot find my disk, however I cannot figure out how to install things like drivers onto linux mint. I'm running the new KDE if that helps, thanks!
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Re: How to install printer driver?

Postby gold_finger on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Post exact model of printer you're talking about.

Have you tried connecting printer to computer to see if already recognized properly with no need for using a downloaded driver?
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Re: How to install printer driver?

Postby ajgreeny on Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:26 pm

alanmock wrote:I need to install my printers driver that I downloaded because I cannot find my disk, however I cannot figure out how to install things like drivers onto linux mint. I'm running the new KDE if that helps, thanks!

Your disk is probably of no use at all anyway, as it will contain drivers only for windows and maybe mac, but almost certainly nothing for Linux.

Tell us what printer you are trying to install and you will get help, as long as it is a printer which has drivers available.
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Re: How to install printer driver?

Postby alanmock on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:56 pm

Its a Samsung SCX-3405W, I used it with cinnamon just fine when I had that desktop enviroment but it wont find the exact model on KDE.
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Re: How to install printer driver?

Postby gold_finger on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:15 am

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