Can't install Samsung MFD printer

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Odyssey

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Was running Ubuntu 9.04 and my Samsung SCX4826FN MFD worked perfectly.

Replaced that computer with a new 64 bit Intel computer, and installed Ubuntu 10.04, but cannot successfully install the MFD. On the first attempt, when I tried to print, I got a screen message saying,

There is a missing print filter for printer 'Samsung-SCX-4x26-Series'
I tried reinstalling and in this new configuration. When trying to print a test page, it prints a series of faint straight lines over several pages.

(BTW, both of these install attempts are still in my printer list with different names if I need to go back to either of them.)

Tried upgrading the older computer and installing the printer on it due to urgent printing needs, but no cigar there either.

At this Samsung support page

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SCX-4826FN/XAA

there is a 32 MB unified driver download and these instructions:

[Unified Linux Driver Install Guide]

1. Make sure that you connect your machine to your computer.
Turn both the computer and the machine on.

2. When the Administrator Login window appears, type in root in the Login field
and enter the system password.

3. Download and extract the driver
[[email protected] root]#tar xzf [Downloaded File Name(XXXX.tar.gz)]

4. The driver will be extracted as ''cdroot'' folder in current path.

5. Execute installation program.
[[email protected] root]#./cdroot/autorun

6. When the welcome screen appears, click ''Next'' and proceed installation.


[Ubuntu OS Installation]

1. Download and extract the driver

2. Open ''Root Terminal''

3. Execute installation program.

$ sudo cdroot/autorun

4. After install, PPD path is set again.

$ sudo ln -s /usr/share/cups/model/samsung /usr/share/ppd/custom/samsung

5. Execute Configurator, and Add your printer model name by Add Printer
I have attempted to follow the above, and I assume that I need only be concerned with the "Ubunutu OS Install", but there are lots of choices to be made during the install process and I have no idea if I am entering the right choices. Samsung support says they don't support linux and wash their hands of it.

Can anyone help me with this, please? I badly need to print out some things. TIA.
 
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