[Samba] parsing fix for spoolss & samba-2.2.5

Glen Gibb grg at ridley.unimelb.edu.au
Wed Jun 26 23:12:03 GMT 2002

On Wed, 26 Jun 2002, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, Glen Gibb wrote:
> > However, I still have the problem that the presence of things such as
> > additional paper trays/duplex units etc is forgotten by applications
> > (but is remembered when I go to the printer preferences through printers
> > share/printers in control panel).
> Try this test against an NT print server.  My experience has been that
> application (such as Office) do not remember this stuff anyways....

I'm afraid I don't have an NT print server to compare it with. However,
perhaps my explanation is not as clear as it should be and is causing some

My problem is this:

I have a number of HP LaserJet 4050n with additional paper trays and some
also with duplexing unit (using the current driver from HP).

I have configured the driver (now supplied correctly from Samba thanks to
the recent patch) by enabling the duplex option/additional paper tray for
the appropriate printers.

If I close the printer/logoff/restart or any thing similar and return to
the printer properties via the Printers section in control panel or
directly via the printer share, the presence of the duplex unit and
additional paper tray is remembered (so that seems to be working ok).

However, when I go to an application (such as Mozilla) and try to print,
when I select the properties for the printer it doesn't give me the option
of double siding or using paper from the additional tray - implying that
the driver doesn't realise that either accessory is installed (and I can
return to Control Panel and confirm that these accessories are still
registered as being installed).

Hopefully this has clarified my problem a little.

Thanks in advance
Glen Gibb

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