[Samba] Re: Canon ImageRUNNER 600, Samba and LPRng

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Apr 18 06:29:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Glenn Sieb wrote:

> A few days ago, on the LPRng mailing list, I posted a weird problem with 
> our Canon ImageRUNNER 600 and LPRng... turns out it's not a problem with 
> LPRng... rather, it's an issue with a slightly-misleading option for Samba 
> printers, and a bug with Canon's PCL processor.
> In Samba, you have the option to say "Postscript = Yes", which doesn't mean 
> "This is a postscript printer" but rather "this printer takes postscript 
> all the time, so please add "%!" to the beginning of all jobs to it!"  HP 
> Printers are smart enough to see the PCL code in the job and go "Oh 
> gee--this isn't really postscript... we'll just process it with 
> PCL..."  The Canon goes "Oh--oops--here's a %!.. must be plaintext cuz 
> there's an Escape and some PCL.. I'll just print the "%!" and a pagefeed"
> So mystery solved... hopefully this will help others out there with the 
> Canon ImageRUNNER class copiers--and Samba guys--can you change that option 
> to say "Force Postscript"? *duck&run* :))))))

To be honest, I don't know why this parameter is even still around.
:-) :-)  Maybe just to confuse people.  I'll look into it.

cheers, jerry
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