[Samba] Samba Printing A4 problem and samba howto collection about printing.
ranajas at hotmail.com
Fri May 17 06:36:02 GMT 2002
We had a problem since we upgraded our samba from i belive 2.0.x or1.9.x
The problem is that with our HP LaserJet 8000DN it has been impossible
to install a driver and get A4 as default papersize in the printer
driver. It was always Letter that was choosen as default. With the
result that everytime the printer is installed the user have to change
the printer setting.
The printer intelligence is not soo good that it can adminitratively
ignore papersize and always set A4 as papersize for the printjob. But
that might be an bug in the printer.
Recently i found a tip back in the archives of samba-technical
I tryed it out and suprisingly i found that it helped! :-)
But it feels not good that i have to modify source and recompile just so
i can set that default papersize should be something else then letter.
Can smb.conf get some sort of addition where a definition is set either
global or per printer?
Just for what the default choice is. Not set it so the user can not change.
It would help alot since sometimes windows seems to remember that
default was letter at the time it installed the printer and use that in
the printerdriver. :-(
About the samba howto collection about printing. (This might be off topic?)
On the top of the page 31 (36 of 86) as shown in acrobat reader.
There is an instruction how to create folders so samba can upload
The instruction is with grey backround and look identical to the config
examples to smb.conf.
That confused me since im not a experienced user in *nix enviroments to
belive that it should say something like that in the config file, when
it accutaly dislpays an directory tree.
Can it be changed to some else backround color and more like an
And i think it should probably say more clearly that it is sub
directorys of the parameter "path = /usr/local/samba/printers "
Is there some example about how to create an "add printer command" that
can hook into printcap and make the modifications?
I can successfully upload the driver but it can not finish the wizard
since it cant add the printer. Not even if it is already existing in
And just a little question, how can i get in contact if anyone is
writing some fast guides to samba?
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