Printing NT to Linux w\Cannon bjc-4000

Steve Resnick steve at
Fri Aug 28 16:19:26 GMT 1998

I made this work with WFW 3.1 years ago with a generic postcript driver and a 
DeskJet 500. It was kinda cool to have a postscript printer driven by
Ghostscript (which was written by a friend) 

Now, under Weinerdoze95 and NT I have found that the postscript drivers are
all device dependant and did'nt work well with my new deskjet. 

Printing raw to my DeskJet 672C, I use the Windoze deskjet 550c driver and
it all works well under both 95 and NT. 

My printcap is: 

/var/spool/lpd/lp/filter is a symlink to cat -- lpr/lpd seems to want the
input filter for some bloody reason. 


At 01:03 PM 8/28/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 23:37:07 -0400
>From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at>
>To: "samba at" <samba at>
>Subject: Re: Printing NT to Linux w\Cannon bjc-4000
>Message-ID: <35E4D463.12E5A478 at>
>Thank you. The raw gave exactly the same output as the lp2, but the QMS
>ColorScript 1000 Level 2 printed an NT test page just fine.  It would be
>easy for Bill to include a dirver that simply said PostScript, wouldn't
>acli at wrote:
>> In article <35E3832A.259D8EBC at> you write:
>> >I am able to see my printer as a share.  Well better put, I see four
>> >representations of my printer: ascii, lp2, lp-mono, and raw.  I tried
>> >the naive thing and just  selected lp2 and added the cannon bjc 4000
>> >driver for NT.  This didn't work.  I get an error report:
>> >%%[ Error: undefined; offending Command: K ]%% . . . a bunch of strings
>> >that I don't understand.  This does not look like the typical ps code
>> >dump that I have seen before.  Is there an easy answer?  I'm using
>> >S.u.S.E.  Linux 5.2 with the PS filter gadget that is provided with the
>> >distribution.
>> This looks like lp2 is a PostScript RIP and you are passing non-PostScript
>> data through it (Canon BJC4000 is ESCP/2 IIRC). Try the "raw" queue
>> You can, of course, also try some colour (or non-colour) PostScript device
>> driver. The QMS colour printer drivers probably will work.
>> --
>> Ambrose C. Li   <acli at>  +1-416-321-0088
>> Programmer-analyst/ system administrator/ PC user support
>> Ming Pao Newspapers (Canada) Ltd. EDP department
>> 1355 Huntingwood Dr., Scarborough (Ont.), Canada  M1S 3J1

More information about the samba mailing list