Samsung CLP-310 Printer

Connect a Samsung CLP-310 to server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and configure as printer for a home network.

Let's go!


Attach the Samsung device to server:

$ dmesg -t
usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci
usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=04e8, idProduct=328e
usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-2: Product: CLP-310 Series
usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 149CBAGS200219Y
usblp 1-2:1.0: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 6 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04E8 pid 0x328E
usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp

Install CUPS (print server) and the recommended driver splix and grant (example) username admin privileges:

$ sudo apt-get install cups cups-bsd printer-driver-splix
$ sudo adduser username lp
$ sudo adduser username lpadmin
$ sudo adduser username scanner

1. Printer config

Modify /etc/cups/cupsd.conf to listen for connections from any device on the home network. Example for home server at ip address

# Only listen for connections from the local machine.
#Listen localhost:631
Listen *:631

# Show shared printers on the local network.
Browsing On
BrowseLocalProtocols dnssd

# Web interface setting...
WebInterface Yes

# Restrict access to the server...
<Location />
  Order allow,deny
  Allow 192.168.1.*

# Restrict access to the admin pages...
<Location /admin>
  Order allow,deny
  Allow 192.168.1.*

Restart CUPS:

$ sudo service cups restart

Admin functions available at

Happy hacking!

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