[Samba] printing to a remote win98 printer

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sun Apr 28 07:33:02 GMT 2002

This is a versatile printer with many options. Do you have to send some
setup string to make it talk postscript?
Are your print files good postscript? Print one to a file and try to read it
with gv. And, look at it with vi.
Once you have a good postscript file, just cat the file to the /dev/lp0 or
where ever the printer is attached. If that works, you should have no
trouble printing.
I bet you are using some complicated print filtering system instead of some
simple filter you wrote yourself.
On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 06:16:18PM +0200, Andreas Berglund wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 02:07:46AM CEST or thereabouts, Joel Hammer wrote:
> > Why are you trying any drivers at all? Linux apps send postscript files. Try
> > a raw filter or a passthrough filter, if you have that choice.
> > Joel
> I tried the raw filter and it still produces the same gibberish.
> Andreas
> > 
> > On Sun, Apr 28, 2002 at 02:26:51AM +0200, Andreas Berglund wrote:
> > > On Sat, Apr 27, 2002 at 02:46:27AM CEST or thereabouts, Joel Hammer wrote:
> > > > This thing is a PostScript printer. What is your problem?
> > > 
> > > My problem is I can't get it to print anything else than pure ascii.
> > > For example when setting up the printer in cups and then printing a
> > > testpage I get page after page of postscript codes. I've tried the
> > > different 4029 drivers that cups has to offer, maybe I should try the
> > > generic postscript driver instead. I've also tried other printing
> > > systems such as LPRng with no luck.
> > > 
> > > Andreas
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