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scanner driver needed for Samsung SCX-4100

Postby albion » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:41 pm

I've just installed Mint 17 to dual boot with Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G710 64-bit laptop. I've connected my Samsung SCX-4100 multifunction printer/scanner/copier by USB. The printer driver installed OK and I can print from OpenOffice Writer. But I can't find a scanner driver and I think this is an old model that Samsung are no longer supporting. I have the original installation disk and manual.

Chapter 6 of the manual is entitled 'Using Your Printer in Linux', and lists these supported distros: Redhat 7.1 and above, Mandrake 8.0 and above, SuSE 7.1 and above, Turbo Linux 7.0 and above, and Slackware 8.1 and above. It also needs this software: Linux Kernel 2.4 or higher, Glibc 2.2 or higher, CUPS and SANE.

After logging in as root I inserted the CD-ROM which is supposed to automatically run. It doesn't. I then entered the following commands in the Terminal:
#cd /mnt/cdrom/Linux

Again, nothing happens. So it's not possible go install the MFP Driver.

I visited a forum which discussed this problem. Apparently Samsung still support the printer driver, but not the scanner driver. Someone suggested this solution:

It is enough to change a couple of lines in the configuration files of sane for the xerox_mfp driver:
Open a terminal and type:
sudo gedit /etc/sane.d/xerox_mfp.conf
At the end of the file copy/paste these two lines, save and exit:
# Samsung SCX-4100
usb 0x04e8 0x3413
Now the same for the second file. From terminal type:
sudo gedit /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
Now, NOT at the end of the file as earlier, but around row 832, close to "Samsung scx-4200", add the following two rows:
# Samsung SCX-4100
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04e8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="3413", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
Save, close, and (maybe not needed) reboot. Scanner should be ready to be used.

I tried this and it didn't work. When I launch Simple Scan or Xsane I get the message 'no devices available'.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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Re: scanner driver needed for Samsung SCX-4100

Postby Dutch_Master » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:07 pm

"Didn't work" is very vague. What exactly didn't work? What was the exact error logged in the log files?

Unplug the device, reboot and re-plug it in. Make sure the file /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules is still owned by root:
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ls -l /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
It should resemble something like this:
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-rw-r--r-- root root /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules

Unplug the device again, then re-plug it in and issue this command:
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sudo su && dmesg -tail >> dmesg.txt && chmod 644 dmesg.txt && exit
Enter your password when asked, then post the contents of the file dmesg.txt here. Use the code tags to distinguish between your message and the code/text-on-screen.
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Re: scanner driver needed for Samsung SCX-4100

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:19 pm

Have a look here:

you need to install the samsung unified driver, apparently the 4600 model is compatible with the 4100
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