[Samba] lp & cups on samba

Fernando Maidana fmaidana at internet.com.uy
Tue May 7 20:44:02 GMT 2002

PJourdan wrote:

> This is a hard one.
> I can set up cups & samba fine to print ok on FreeBSD and to print 
> from W2K on BSD - ahh, but only with the windows printer driver for 
> Epson - which sucks - there is no way to clean heads, the color is 
> horrible, print area is limited, etc.
> The major problem is that there does not seem to be any documentation 
> that explains clearly how the configuration works either for cups or 
> for samba. If one could understand what the directives or commands and 
> configuration options are and where are they stored and how they can 
> be modified, then the setups would not be so complicated.
> Cups does not warn that it will over-write the printcap file.
> There is no clear explanation of how to start & stop cups (unless one 
> is a programmer) and even then...
> The real challenge is how to configure cups (and samba; but that 
> should not be too difficult, if we could understand the cups 
> configuration) to achieve the following:
> 1. Printing on the BSD bos (by itself, no problem)
> 2. Printing from Windows (can be done, but very limited with windows 
> drivers)
> 3. Printing in raw mode through lp on the BSD box. (It worked great 
> and used Epson drivers perfectly when cups was not installed - 
> printing in raw mode).
> Now, is there anyone out there who; might understand how to implement 
> raw printing to the BSD box from W2K and use cups on the BSD? I have 
> tried for about an entire week. I am just getting more and more 
> confused and frustrated.
> Please help.
> Phil Jourdan
I'm having the same problem!!! So, if anybody can help it will be nice!!


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