[Samba] PCL vs. PCL 6

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Aug 14 20:31:01 GMT 2002

On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Larry Engleman wrote:

> I am currently using samba to try and replace a windows NT box
> as the default print server.  All is working well except for
> one printer driver.  All drivers were installed from a win2k 
> machine onto the samba print$ share.  
> The problem that I'm having is with a driver for the HP laser
> jet 4000N printer.  The PCL driver works and loads quickly.
> The PCL 6 driver works, but the properties window loads very
> slowly.  Unfortunately, to convince my boss to switch to the 
> samba server, I'll have to be able to support the PCL 6 at the
> same speed as the NT box.
> The boxes are identical in hardware.  Does anyone have any
> suggestions as to how I can speed up the loading of the PCL 6
> driver?

The drivers shipped on the windows CD's are very stripped down versions of 
the ones distributed by hp.com.  I've looked at this.  No way around it.  

cheers, jerry
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