2010-04-22

Linux drivers for a Dell 1235CN printer - kudos to Samsung

I purchased a Dell 1235CN laser multi-function printer, which arrived today. Unfortunately Fedora 12 doesn't know about the printer, so this lead me to the inevitable search for the right drivers.

I found a post by someone who had the same problem. She/he had called Dell support who told her/him that Dell did not support Linux for that printer, but that the printer is actually a rebadged Samsung CLX-3175 printer.

I visited the Samsung web site and was really happy to see that Samsung to a great job of supporting their printers on Windows, Mac and Linux. I was able to download a Linux tarball that contained the necessary drivers wrapped up in an easy to use installer.

http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/print-solutions/print-multifunctions-copiers/colour-multifunction/CLX-3175FN/XSA/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support

After installing the tarball my printer was working.

Thanks to the people at Samsung! Excellent work for your top class Linux support.

4 comments:

GericX said...

Worked like a charm.. but seems that url was updated to: http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/print-solutions/print-multifunctions-copiers/archive/CLX-3175FN/XSA/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=support

thank you very much..

Installed as network printer on Fedora 13

Al said...

Thanks!

Sweet Fairy said...

Great post. Can i print Plastic cards by any laser printer?

James Niland said...

the printer driver is no long available at samsung, but I have it to download at my blog http://blog.nilandsplace.com/linux/
James Niland