I want to set up a Raspberry Pi as a network endpoint for the USB-only Samsung SCX-4521F multifunction printer/scanner.
To achieve that, I believe I'd need to install the Samsung Unified Linux Driver ("SULD"), which is provided by a Debian "armel" repository. The site says this (my emphasis):
The drivers are binary-only (no source code provided), and are only available for the Intel/AMD 32- and 64-bit platforms with limited ARM support (Android, Raspberry Pi, etc. only if "soft-float").
So I need (and would prefer anyway) some Debian distribution, but I'm not entirely clear on how well "armel" and "armhf" things can coexist (if at all), so I don't know whether this means that I need to explicitly install an "armel" flavour of Debian (or just some "armel" set of essential packages).
Raspbian is the only obvious general-purpose Debian-based distribution for Raspberry Pi referenced on the Raspberry Pi Downloads page, but I'm led to believe that it's explicitly an "armhf" distribution at this point in time.
- Do I need an "armel" distribution of Debian in order to use an "armel" driver?
- If so, what is an appropriate procedure for setting up a Raspberry Pi with such a distribution?
(Although this isn't the emphasis of my question, I'd also happily be challenged on my assumption about having to install the SULD if that's actually incorrect.)