I'm using the printer Samsung M2825ND in my home network. It worked great so far, as well as on Linux as on Windows, but since I re-installed Arch Linux on my laptop, I cannot print any longer.

Here's how I set it up:

I installed, activated and started cups and avahi:

pacman -S cups cups-filters ghostscript
systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service
systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service

pacman -S nss-mdns
systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service
systemctl start avahi-daemon.service

In the file /etc/nsswitch.conf, I extended the line

hosts: files mymachines myhostname resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns


hosts: files mymachines myhostname mdns_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns

as described on the Arch Linux Wiki.

Then I downloaded the pxlmono-Samsung driver, which I used earlier, and moved it to /usr/share/cups/model/samsung.ppd.

Then I figured out the parameters with lpinfo:

$ lpinfo -m | grep samsung
samsung.ppd Samsung M262x 282x Series PXL
driverless:ipp://samsung.local:631/ipp/print Samsung M262x 282x Series, driverless, cups-filters 1.21.2

$ sudo lpinfo -v
network ipp
network socket
network beh
network http
network https
network lpd
network ipps
network dnssd://samsung._printer._tcp.local/
network lpd://
network ipp://samsung.local:631/ipp/print

There are different network options, and since I always used dnssd so far, I configure it that way:

$ sudo lpadmin -p samsung -E -v 'dnssd://samsung._printer._tcp.local/' -m samsung.ppd

I set the printer as my default, use A4 as paper size and activate long-edge duplex printing:

$ lpoptions -d samsung
$ lpoptions -o PageSize=A4
$ lpoptions -o sides=two-sided-long-edge
$ lpoptions
device-uri=ipp://samsung._ipp._tcp.local/ PageSize=A4 printer-info=samsung printer-location printer-make-and-model='Samsung M262x 282x Series' printer-type=16810068 sides=two-sided-long-edge

But when I try to print a document using lpr document.txt, the file is just stuck in the queue with any other information.

How can I find the error here?

1 Answer 1


When I download the generic pxlmono driver instead of the pxlmono-Samsung driver, it works perfectly as described.

  • If you use the native lpd hosted on Samsung printers, it doesn't need any driver on your computer. It's a simple data packet going through.
    – Sandburg
    Mar 18, 2023 at 13:04

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