Samsung Printer CLP-500

Thomas Kaiser thomas at
Mon Jul 25 22:02:12 UTC 2005


On 25, GregC wrote:
> Boy I struggled for hours on this prior to finding your post.  Thanks so
> much, my printer works like a champ now!

Here are some more information about the Samsung driver. So, you could
install it then whithout GUI if you backup the right files after the
first "GUI" install.

All files from the Samsung driver can be found at theis location:
Symlinks are pointing to that:
xbox,root:~# ls -l /usr/lib/cups/filter/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    40 Jul 23 11:54 ppmtogdi ->
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    41 Jul 23 11:54 ppmtospl2 ->
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    41 Jul 23 11:54 ppmtosplc ->
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    37 Jul 23 11:54 pscms ->
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    39 Jul 23 11:54 pstopcl ->

And one more:
ls -l /etc/linuxprint.cfg
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 38 Jul 24 22:18 /etc/linuxprint.cfg ->

You need a correct printers.conf in /etc/cups/
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.21rc1
# Written by cupsd on Sun Dec 26 13:13:25 2004
<DefaultPrinter lp>
Info Samsung CLP-500 Series (SPL-C)
DeviceURI ipp://
State Idle
Accepting Yes
JobSheets none none
QuotaPeriod 0
PageLimit 0
KLimit 0

And the correct ppd file in /etc/cups/ppd
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  9688 Jul 23 11:49 lp.ppd

The ppd file is called lp.ppd because I named the printer lp.

Have fun, Thomas

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