Samba printing to unsupported linux printers

Alex DeNeui alexd at
Sat Jul 17 08:55:40 GMT 1999

At 10:40 AM 7/17/99 +1000, you wrote:
>On 17 Jul 99, Alex DeNeui <alexd at> had questions about 
>Samba printing to unsupported linux printers:  
>Are you *sure* it doesn't do something sane?  My little $100 Xerox 
>does PCL3, so it works with the HP DeskJet 550 driver under 

The Printing-HOWTO (forgot the URL) specifically mentions that this printer
does not have any PCL support, basically the PCL stuff is all emulated via
Windows drivers.. blah.  

>Even if it doesn't, it should work from a windoze client by setting 
>the printer device to raw mode.  I'm not sure where I saw it - 
>printing HOWTO, samba docs, or the list (sorry).  I try and make it 
>a point never to buy anything that doesn't have a good linux 
>driver, or support some sort of standard like PCL (or even better, 

I'll be sure to try this.  I guess next time I should investigate before
making an impulse buy. :)


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