I've just buy a new printer/scanner, and as the documentation found on the web on how to setup the printer falsely instruct me to download some third-party driver, I will explain here how to set it up:

  • for the printing part, plug the printer, ask cups to look for new printer, and add it to cups. It just work.
  • for the scanner, it doesn't work as easily. After having installed xsane, go to /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf, and add:

     # Samsung SCX-3400
     usb 0x04e8 0x344f

    somewhere in the file.

    then copy /lib/udev/rules.d/60-libsane.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d/60-libsane.rules, and add:

     # Samsung SCX-3400
     ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="344f", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"

    You don't need to download samsung unified Linux driver for it to work.

By the way, Dear lazy web, I was wondering. In gimp, when I ask it to create a new image using Xsane, the menu give me the choice between the "Device Dialog" or my webcam. Is there any way to have my scanner there?

I'm looking for a new printer too (I'm considering the Samsung ml-2955nd but I can't find enough info on linux support and I don't want any proprietary drivers).

Is your printer supported by the splix driver?

Comment by Anonymous Fri Mar 29 16:51:15 2013
I think you need to escape the '#' characters introducing comments, as they currently result in headings.
Comment by Ben Hutchings Fri Mar 29 17:28:56 2013
I just work, and it's cool

@Anonymous: I don't realy now what driver I use, and if it is splix or not. As a printer, it work in a "I just plug into my debian, asked cups to add a new printer, and there it is. The pilot I used is Samsung SCX-3200. The fact that I've no non-free package installed that is related to printing.

Comment by remi Fri Mar 29 19:20:00 2013
Thanks, I've corrected it
Comment by remi Fri Mar 29 19:21:27 2013

Hi, i had the same problem with Xsane i think. Do simple-scan lists your printer/scanner in the Settings dialog ?

Comment by kapouer Sun Mar 31 00:33:04 2013

I didn't know about this simple-scan command...

It did list the scanner, and is really simple... Cool new app added to my "Apps I will use regularly" short list.

Comment by remi Sun Mar 31 12:27:44 2013