Samsung ML-2015 with CUPS 1.4 on Arch Linux

As you might know (yeah, right), I am a proud owner of a Samsung ML-2015 laser printer, this paper-munching, smoke-exhausting hellish machine (which is, in fact, an ML-2010 re-branded for the russian and post-soviet states, so that Samsung can provide localised support).

Updating to CUPS 1.4 on Arch Linux kind of broke the printer. It’s still visible in the CUPS interface, but doesn’t print anything (the jobs are on hold, “waiting for the printer to become available”). The kernel is 2.6.31.4, usblp module disabled as per Arch newsfeed suggestion.

The solution was simple – getting to the “Printers” tab in the web interface and modifying the printer to use a different connection (the one without “usb://”).

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