By default, attempting to use this printer results in an endless stream mostly-blank sheets with a few nonsense symbols being printed. When I attempt to change the print driver from “Samsung M283x Series” to “Samsung M283x Series PXL” using “Select from Database…” in GNOME Settings, the driver setting appears to automatically change back after rebooting.
My current workaround is to add the same printer again, resulting in two “printers,” one of which actually allows me to select the correct driver:
There are other posts addressing this problem … please search a bit more.
The most similar post I could find (which I did look at before asking) was this one, but it’s been closed without really being resolved (the answer marked “solution” looks like what I’m currently doing), and I still wish to discuss the issue I’m experiencing.
Yes, I’ve seen that thread as well, but it’s also not quite the same thing. For one thing, this issue was also present in Fedora 34; for another, the default driver setting for my printer does not work as well as the default driver described in the post works for that printer.
I suppose my goal here is to bring up that the defaults for the printer I’m using could be better. Is this not a good place to discuss improvements like that?