[Samba] Appletalk printing through Samba

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Fri Aug 30 11:41:01 GMT 2002

Try shutting of the final Control-D character that Windows boxes tend to
send (I've not used ME, but this needed to be shut off for 95 and NT to
avoid this error when printing Samba -> LPRng -> Netatalk in our
environment on a lot of printers).

Good luck!

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Martin Thomas wrote:

> Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 15:51:11 +0200
> From: Martin Thomas <mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Cc: remco at kaptein.net
> Subject: Re:[Samba] Appletalk printing through Samba
> >From: Remco Kaptein <remco at kaptein.net>
> >
> >I've got a Apple Laserwriter 630 working through appletalk/netatalk. Using
> >lp/lpr I'm able to print, no problem.
> >However, when using samba through Windows ME, the printer will print my
> >pages but also throws out an additional blank page and a page with:
> >
> >ERROR: undefined
> >
> >
> >This is my printer throwing out a page because something probably went
> >wrong.
> >
> >Anybody had this before? I'm really lost on this...
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >Remco.
> Do you use a filter on the Samba/Unix side (ghostscript/cups/netatalk)?
> Try to disable all filters and use just the transfer of "raw", unfiltered data.
> Settings depend on you spooler software but they should be mentioned
> in the spooler documentation ("raw port" or "unfiltered queue" or
> somethink like that). Change the print-command in your smb.conf to
> use the "raw" port/queue.
> The Windows driver for your Printer should do all the work, so you
> do not need a filter in most cases.
> Try to use another Windows driver if you still get errors. Since most
> (all?) Apple laserprinters have buildin Postscript interpreters, you can
> try the generic Postscipt driver available from the Adobe web-site.
> Hope this helps,
> Martin
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