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Samsung ML-1710
 
Black & White laser printer, max. 600x600 dpi, works Perfectly
Recommended Driver: splix (Home page, Driver packages: x86 32 bit: 2.0.0 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 2.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 1.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 1.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed), x86 64 bit: 2.0.0 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 2.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 1.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 1.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed) (How to install))
Generic Instructions: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
 

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Very cheap and compact laser printer with fully integrated horizontal paper tray.

Currently Samsung supports this printer with proprietary drivers which come with the printer on its driver CD or can be downloaded on the web sites of Samsung. Unfortunately, these drivers do not work necessarily with all Linux distributions.

As nearly all of Samsung's low-cost lasers use the same proprietary printer language (during the time it eas called SmartGDI, PrinThru, and SPL) on can also use a free Ghostscript driver which Samsung published some time ago for the ML-4500.

They provided a Ghostscript RPM and an installer that adjusts Red Hat's printtool or printconf-gui. There was also a PPD for distros using CUPS (as Mandrake 7.2 or newer) and a possibility to integrate the driver in SuSE's APS filters. For users of other distributions/printing systems (especially the current CUPS/Foomatic environments) appropriate Foomatic information is provided here in the "gdi" driver entry.

Stupidly, Samsung has named the driver "gdi". This name is confusing, because the driver supports only Samsungs GDI printers. SuSE has called it "samsunggdi", in ESP Ghostscript both names can be used.

The driver was removed from Samsung's website but a copy with some improvements is available here. Also ESP Ghostscript contains this driver.

Consumables/Refills: Toner and drum in one unit

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Drivers

The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

Recommended driver:

 
splix  (driver home page)
 
Driver for Samsung SPL2 (ML-1710, ...) and SPLc (CLP-500, ...) laser printers
Supplier: SpliX project
License: GPL (free software, show license text)
  This driver contains algorithms which are (possibly) patented (See license text).
User support:SpliX forum at SourceForge (voluntary)
Max. rendering resolution: 1200x1200dpi   Only monochrome output   Type: CUPS Raster
Text:||||||||||  100Graphics:||||||||||  100System Load:Unknown
Line Art:||||||||||  100Photo:||||||||||  80Speed:Unknown
Download:Driver packages: x86 32 bit: 2.0.0 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 2.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 1.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 1.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed), x86 64 bit: 2.0.0 (RPM for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 2.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2) (Signed), 1.0.1 (RPM for LSB 3.1) (Signed), 1.0.1 (DEB for LSB 3.1) (Signed) (How to install)
 

Other drivers:

 
gdi  (driver home page)
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
Download:PPD file: View PPD, directly download PPD
 


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