Using a Samsung M2070 Printer on Ubuntu/Linux?

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:

  1. Head to the Samsung Drivers page for M2070 and download the Linux package
  2. Unarchive the package to a suitable location in your system, e.g. ~/Downloads/samsung_printer/
  3. 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”.
  4. “cd uld && chmod +x” to make sure that the installation file is executable
  5. Run the installation using “sudo ./”
  6. You will get a long license agreement, which I’m sure you will read. You can scroll through it by pressing the Space key.
  7. When you are finished reading, type “y” and hit Enter
  8. 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. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Using a Samsung M2070 Printer on Ubuntu/Linux?

  1. Amazing, I had this printer for over a year and was using some barely supported drivers. Thanks for this guide. Very helpful.

  2. I do all these steps, the printer is shown into the printer devices list but when try to print nothing happens.
    Instead the scanner works perfect using, for example, the Simple Scan utility

  3. I have had this printer working for years under 16.04 and now cannot get this machine to print anything but one line of goop on a multitude of neverending pages…. what do I do before I go back to windows…

  4. Following your guide the printer works perfect, but Simple Scan can’t recognize the scanner: any tips?
    Thank you

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