Recently, I’ve changed my home PCs OS to Ubuntu 18.04. I also have a Samsung M2070 printer/scanner and I was wondering if I it’ll work as smoothly under a Linux based OS, as it did under Windows (Printer manufacturers tend to focus solely on Windows OS as the primary OS of their end users, unfortunately).
Here are the steps I followed to get everything working:
- Head to the Samsung Drivers page for M2070 and download the Linux package
- Unarchive the package to a suitable location in your system, e.g. ~/Downloads/samsung_printer/
- Open a terminal and navigate to that folder using “cd ~/Downloads/samsung_printer”. Make sure that you see a folder called “uld” when you type “ls”.
- “cd uld && chmod +x install.sh” to make sure that the installation file is executable
- Run the installation using “sudo ./install.sh”
- You will get a long license agreement, which I’m sure you will read. You can scroll through it by pressing the Space key.
- When you are finished reading, type “y” and hit Enter
- Follow the on-screen instructions about adding the optional additional firewall rules.
You may be thinking “I’m done”. Yes and no. Now you need to add your printer in the Ubuntu Settings -> Devices -> Printers area:
Now you are really done. Happy printing. 🙂