[Samba] 2.2.4/spools/HP DJ 1120 driver problem

Martin Thomas mthomas at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Mon May 6 11:56:03 GMT 2002

Gerald, Thomas, List-Members

>> mt:
>> I suppose Gerald Carter and the other maintainers of the printing-code
>> use postscript-printers for the testing. But the HP Deskjet 1120 has no
>> build-in postscript interpreter. Its just the 'bigger brother' in the DJ
>> 8xx-series of printers that can handle A3 papersize. It's not the newest
>> machine but the quality is still good enough. So

>I test with PCL and PS drivers.  It's just that PS are generally 
>smaller and better behaved.

I had success with PCL Drivers for a HP Laserjet 4 (without Postscript).
But with the DJ1120 PCL Drivers it won't work. Perhaps my setup is not
o.k. put since all other printer-drivers work I don't think so.

Gerald, if you have some time: download the HP Deskjet 1120 Driver for
Windows 2000 from your employers Web-Server and try to upload
it to a Samba 2.2.4 box via APW. You may see some difficulities (at least I did).
I've used the Drivers from the W2K-CD giving /winnt/inf/ntprint.inf when asked
for 'have disk', which uploaded without error message.
Than 'bind' the printer to a W2k Client and try to view the properties on the client
or in the Servers APW - as soon as one client was connected to the printer
the properties-Dialog failed. Printing did not work either (most of the time).

: >ts: 
: > how to remove a serverdriver without dropping all $LOCKDIR/nt*.tdb?

: Connect as a printer admin to the samba box froma Win2k client 
: and browse through the network neighboprhood to the Printers 
: folder on the Samba server.  Then goto File->Server Properties
: and select the "Drivers" tab in the dialog window that appears.
Does not work here, not for 'root' or other printer admins.
The button [remove] is disabled. I can detach the driver from the printer
be selecting 'delete' from the drivers context-menu. But rpcclient
enumdrivers still lists [HP DeskJet 1120C] deldriver "HP Deskjet 1120C"
failed while deldriver "HP DeskJet 1120C Printer" succeded. Deskjet 1120C
is still listet. enumprinters does not show the driver after deleting it from
the context menu.



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