Printer (ML 1860) turns inactive when sending print job

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Oller Mauser
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Printer (ML 1860) turns inactive when sending print job

Post by Oller Mauser » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 pm

Seems no one in the German Community can help me, maybe here someone can....

I have a Samsung ML 1860 printer and I am using it with a ThinkPad X220 in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit

Problem:
Everytime I send a job to the printer it turns itself "inactive". The only way to get the job done is to reactivate the printer via the printer configuration tool exactly the very moment it turns inactive. This can be a nice reaction game, but can also be enormously frustrating when you need to get sth done....

Any ideas on this?

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Re: Printer (ML 1860)

Post by pdc_2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:59 pm

Hi Oller; we had a very similar one; maybe 8yrs ago; it was plug and play;

If you right-click on the icon for your ML in the PRINTERS folder; (inside the ADMINISTRATION folder);

look in MAKE & MODEL what does it say there?

If you use the CHANGE button; then select SAMSUNG from what appears; you can try closely related ML types: I give an example in the thumbnail
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the other alternative is install the samsung ULD driver from here https://support.hp.com/nz-en/drivers/se ... s/19134650

and you will download uld_v1.00.39_01.17.tar.gz

open a terminal and paste the commands

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cd Downloads

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 tar -zxvf uld_v1.00.39_01.17.tar.gz

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cd uld

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sudo ./install.sh
and that will install the Samsung drivers; but it will likely create a second icon: so either delete the one that doesn't work; or just be able to identify which is which

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Re: Printer (ML 1860) turns inactive when sending print job

Post by Oller Mauser » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:53 am

unfortunately (and strangely) changing the driver doesn't change anything.

I found 2 different drivers for this model in the list (former attempts of solving this, i guess) and also tried drivers for other models and also downloaded uld driver (again). The situation stays the same....

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