Unable to print correctly html on Windows Printer (SMB) Share

Joel Hammer jhammer2 at home.com
Fri Nov 16 04:46:02 GMT 2001

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 12:27:24PM +0100, Brendan Crowley (EEI) wrote:
> Hi All,
> After connecting a HP DeskJet 950C printer to my NT Server and configuring it as a share printer, I used samba and printconf to connect to it.
> I setup the printer in printconf as a Samba (SMB) Printer/Windows Printer (SMB) Share
> After restarting the lpd daemon, I can print successfully the ASCII test page and other linux files, e.g. smb.conf, /etc/fstab, etc.
> My problem is that I am unable to print correctly html pages from my Netscape browser or emails either.

This is a bit lacking in detail.
ASSUMING that you are using a linux/unix box as a client to an NT server:
1. You don't need samba to print to the NT client.  You use smbclient to do this.
2. The answer lies in your printcap file. You need to have a printer
definition which will filter your print jobs on your unix/linux client
before being sent to the NT server. Netscape from unix/linux sends
postscript files, for example.  I don't know anything about the HP 950. Is is 
a postscript printer? 
Post your /etc/printcap, and, if using linux, which flavor. 

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