Page size won't stay on A4 :(

Martin Kaehmer martink-ml at
Wed Oct 31 12:52:03 GMT 2001

--On Wednesday, October 31, 2001 15:50:55 +0000 Jamie Harris 
<jamie at> wrote:

>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Jamie Harris wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> I'm running a Samba 2.2.1 PDC on Linux (2.2.19 kernel), I've pretty
>>> much got it behaving, the two exceptions being it never distributes it
>>> list of machines in the domain(as master browser) - I can live with
>>> this (for now) but...  I've got a Printer shared to the workstations,
>>> I can see the printer, print to the printer, but I can't get the paper
>>> size for the printer to stay on A4.  I logon as the domain
>>> administrator, set the printer to A4 paper, set the default resolution
>>> etc and everything seems fine.  However when I add the printer to one
>>> of my workstations it picks up the original printer defaults of Letter
>>> size paper etc.
>> What model of printer and driver?
> LaserJet 4M Plus - using the original NT drivers.
> Any hints would be good.  I'm sure its not an issue with the Linux print
> queues trying to filter the print job as its printing to a queue that has
> no printer filter, which inturn points to the 'raw' LPR queue on the
> printers EIO...

Hi Jamie,

I have a similar printer (HP Laserjet 4 Plus) and figured out the same 
problem with the samba-2.2.1-release. No driver for it could be configured 
for A4.

Some fixes were done in the printer code after the release of 2.2.1. Now a 
cvs snapshot (06.08.2001) is running on my printer server and is doing 
fine. I took the newest German drivers from HP, which are already 
preconfigured for A4, and uploaded them with imprints.

So perhaps try it with samba 2.2.2 again?


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