[Samba] print jobs to a Windows connected printer disappear

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Fri Jul 26 19:24:02 GMT 2002

I don't know nuthin' about cups, so, 'fraid I can't help too much at this

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 08:14:10PM -0400, Nicholas Sushkin wrote:
> I have found that my PPD file comes from
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_driver.cgi?driver=pbm2l7k although Redhat
> modified it a little bit. RH7.3 seems to have foomatic and cupsomatic
> installed, so I suspect that portion should work correctly. Wonder if I can
> trace it somehow. What log file should I look into?
> I tried to print from windows into a file, moved the file to linux, and fed
> it to smbclient. No effect whatsoever. I suspect it's a samba problem.
> I guess I'll try connecting the printer directly to Linux box and try to
> print directly to LPT port...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Hammer [mailto:Joel at HammersHome.com]
> Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 7:29 PM
> To: Nicholas Sushkin; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] print jobs to a Windows connected printer disappear
> Yes, smbclient is bypassing all filters. The file has to be filtered
> to print on this printer. A simple text file is likely meaningless to
> your printer.
> This issue get complicated, fast. How do you intend to filter this job so
> your printer will understand it?
> I can't find much support for your 7200. If you have it in your CUPS
> version, you will always have to print with it, and not use smbclient alone.
> Use smbclient only after you have filtered the job.
> Joel

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