Subject: Re: Question on setup printer for samba
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bernd Sieker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/18/1999 16:20:17
On 17.08.99, 23:22:36, Chan Yiu Wah wrote:
> I splent the whole night to configure the printer for my samba 2.0.3 and found
> out that.
> 1. When I print a file from the client, the file only stored under /tmp
> without printing out.
> 2. The samba printing similar doesn't like the magicfilter. I cannot print
> the file in 1 with the it as the if for my HP5L. The magicfilter is ok
> for any printing issue ast the server machine.
> 3. I had print the print command at [Global] and it is lpr -r -P%p %s.
I found that it is usually easier to create a "direct" or "raw"
printer in /etc/printcap that does not use a filter (or uses 'cat' as
input filter 'if' (see printcap(5)), and install the appropriate
printer driver on the windows machine. I did this with a HP Deskjet
880C and an EPSON Stylus Color II, two printers for which ghostscript
does not have very advanced drivers.
Should work for almost any printer for which you have a Windows
driver (i. e. virtually every printer there is, except possibly GDI
> P.S. I also read the PRINT_DRIVER.txt which didn't help me much.
Unix, the solution to the W2k problem.