[Samba] Samba 2.2.5 Printing problem with HP Designjets

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Tue Jul 2 10:27:02 GMT 2002

Are you using the latest HP DesignJet driver?

v4.61 is the one our HP450C is using;  We get all
the paper sizes listed using that one.

If not, try updating the server driver set first, then
use that to update the clients.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Klaus Steinberger
> [mailto:Klaus.Steinberger at Physik.Uni-Muenchen.DE]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:40 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Samba 2.2.5 Printing problem with HP Designjets
> Hello,
> I
 sent this request already last week, but got no answer (maybe I did
> not use a good subject).
> My problem is the following:
> I use server side drivers with samba 2.2.5 and cups. I add 
> them usually
> with cupsaddsmb. This works quite well, but I have trouble 
> with printers
> with really large papersizes. I have some HP Designjet in our Network,
> we need for our mechanical engineers, as well as for Poster 
> production.
> The problem now is that the drivers does not offer p
apersizes larger
> than 
> DIN A2 format. I'm really in need of the papersize DIN A0 and DIN
> A1. Thanks to Kurt Pfeifle I nailed this problem down to the 
> available 
> Forms.
> If I do a right click on the Printers Folder -> Server 
> Properties on the
> local system, I see Forms larger than A2 (its a Windows 2000 system),
> but if I look onto "server properties" on the samba server in network
> neighborhood I only see paper size up to A2. I tried to add more forms
> to the server, but th
at doesn't work, I always get "Das Formular A0
> konnt
> e nicht hinzugefügt werden. Der Vorgang konnte nicht abgeschlossen
> werden". 
> Also I was not able to use the forms commands in rpcclient. It looks
> like they are very bad documents, and maybe do not work at all?
> Lurking through the source I found some compiled in Paper forms, and
> some comment that the order of forms is important, so I do not know if
> its easy to add more paper forms here.
> Any solution to my problem?

> Sincerely,
> Klaus
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