sharing a serial plotter on samba?
mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Thu May 3 12:08:39 GMT 2001
I did this some time ago with success (with a suse linux 7.0 intel box and
samba 2.0.7), since I do not have access to the print server at the moment
I can only give some hints:
1. you have to set up the plotter in the unix system,
search the printer-howto from the linux documentation project.
you have to do the right entries in the /etc/printcap so tell
the system to use a serial port, this seems to depend on the
spooling system you use (I used lprng, see www.lprng.org)
2. the BSD spooler requires to set the serial port
parameters (baud-rate etc.) before you can use the printer.
lprng does this for you - at least it did it for me on a linux box
(see www.lprng.org -> howto -> points 12.10 and 11.11)
3. setup the plotter in autocad as a local windows plotter, do a plot
and redirect the output to a file, transfer this file to you unix-box (samba or ftp)
4. try to print the file via the spool-system:
lpr -Pnameofplotterinprintcap autocadplotfilefrompoint3
this has to work - read the howto/manpages and adjust you settings again if not
5. after you have successfully plotted your file just add the plotter like any other
printer to the smb.conf
6. adjust the drivers settings for the plotter on your windows machine(s)
so it points to the samba print share on the print-server
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lista linux" <linux at fenix.uam.mx>
To: "samba NT list" <samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 7:01 PM
Subject: sharing a serial plotter on samba?
> hi all,
> I have a serial plotter (used under AutoCad) and wanted to share it using
> samba, does any body knows if this is possible? is it posible to share a
> serial port from the server using samba (2.2.0 PDC)?
> thanks in advance.
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