[Samba] printing fails
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Sat May 11 17:07:02 GMT 2002
Guten Tag Joel Hammer,
Am Sonntag, 12. Mai 2002 um 01:34 schrieb Joel Hammer:
> When you say you tried it and it doesn't work, what exactly did you do?
> Show me your /etc/printcap, your filter file, tell me what happened when
> you tried to print, what is in status.winlp or whatever. And, you did run
> checkpc -f and stopped and started lpd?
> Are you getting unformatted garbage on the printer?
1) Thanks for answering so fast...
2) printing started but quit after the first 2 lines...,
3) command "checkpc" is unavailable, so I couldn´t run it.
4) /etc/printcap is looking like you wrote, except that the
directory is ../lpd/smb
No, I don´t get any garbage, it´s good formatted by the (win98-)
sender, but it just stopps. That´s the whole problem. Also, the
printer doesnt give me the paper automatically, I´ve to grab it.
God night, I´m going to bed now (here in Germany it´s 2am)
>> Am Samstag, 11. Mai 2002 um 17:32 schrieb Joel Hammer:
>> > Here is the sort of thing you need. First, you need a queue on your
>> > linux box to accept jobs from the windows box. I can't give you the book
>> > solution, since I am not using the book.
>> > First, in your printcap, something like this:
>> > winlp:\
>> > :sd=/var/spool/lpd/winlp\
>> > :if=/var/spool/lpd/winlp/filter\
>> > :lp=/dev/null:\
>> > :sh:mx#0
>> > Run checkpc -f and /etc/rc.d/init.d/lpd stop and start after you change
>> > /etc/printcap.
>> > The filter won't have to to be much, since it will just be the command to
>> > send the file to your windows box with the printer.
>> > The command:
>> > cat PrintFile | smbclient //windowsserver/printer -c "print -"
>> > works fine from the command line but I cannot get it to work from within my
>> > filter, so, here is a print filter that works:
>> > #!/bin/bash
>> cat - >> output
>> > /usr/bin/smbclient //windowsserver/printer -N -c "print output"
>> > Put this into your spool directory, chmod +x filter.
>> > You might want to run checkpc -f, but that isn't necessary I think.
>> > This takes a file you have already formatted for your printer and sends
>> > it to the windows server, avoiding password prompts. You can embellish
>> > this filter, a lot. I would put in rm output just to avoid problems.
>> > If you want to learn about print filters, I have attached a postscript file
>> > for your perusual which I think is a fine introduction.
>> > I would also study smbprint, supplied with your distro, likely. When you
>> > figure out the print command in it, please tell me how it works.
>> > Joel
>> >> Guten Tag Joel Hammer,
>> >> Am Samstag, 11. Mai 2002 um 13:53 schrieb Joel Hammer:
>> >> > I assume that the printer is not a postscript printer.
>> >> > Do you realize that you will need (usually) two queues on your samba
>> >> > server? One will be a queue which will filter the print job (the jobs
>> >> > sent directly from the samba server in postscript) and a second queue which will simply
>> >> > passthrough the print job to the windows printer share.
>> >> > If you have a queue with a good filter which handles postscript files
>> >> > (originating from your samba server) for your printer, you can use that
>> >> > queue for all your printing. You could install a postscript driver on your
>> >> > windows boxes (HP laserjet3 plus seems to work fine) and send these postscript
>> >> > formatted jobs to the same queue as you use for jobs originating on the
>> >> > samba server.
>> >> > I know all this stuff because I have never had success using those
>> >> > GUI printer installation programs.
>> >> > Joel
>> >> Hi!
>> >> Thanks for this suggestion! But I wanted to let the sending Win98
>> >> box prepare the data to be printed. If that´s too complicated:
>> >> all right: how can I do this?
Mit freundlichen Grüssen
Stefan Schilling mailto:mail.suse at gmx.de
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