lpd / lpr in raw mode

Peter Blake ppb at baloo.tcp.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 06:34:11 GMT 1998

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Jeelani Gulam wrote:

> Hi All
> 	I have got Samba print and file server up.	For printing purposes I have set up Generic / Text printer from Win95, so what happens is that when ever i print from win95 ie MSWord97 / Notepad / WordPad it print plain text even though I change the font size
> or style, but it still prints in plain text with the same character size. I have an HP DestJet connected to my Samba Server. 
> 	I have heard that printing in raw mode helps to solve this problem. Does it means that lpd / lpr needs to be compiled
> for raw mode support,but in the source of lpd/lpr I have found no option that suggests that.


Install the HP Deskjet printer driver on your M$ box.


	print command = /usr/bin/lpr -h -l -r -P$p $s

in the [printers] section of smb.conf.

Now please reduce the line length in your mailer.

Peter Blake
ppb at hft.co.uk
ppb at baloo.tcp.co.uk

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