[Samba] Can't do Landscape with ManualFeed

Gary Algier gaa at ulticom.com
Tue Apr 8 22:15:50 GMT 2003


I am haviong problems with Landscape mode on our HP printers (many models).

I am running 2.2.7a on two different servers.  One is using the "old style"
printing (using "printer driver file" parameter).  The other is using the
newer printing system.  It is the same code on both.  Both are Solaris
systems.  For the old one, the drivers are installed on the client, for the
new one the drivers are setup for automatic download.

Here's the problem:
     If I try to print ladnscape mode using the "old" server, it prints just
     fine.  If I use the "new" server, the printer asks for manual feed.

This looks a lot like the problem I found in the archive:
      Subject: [Samba] Win2K Printer Driver Problems -  Landscape margins off, no collat
      Date: 2002-10-07 6:33:42
      From: "SMITH Gregory C." <gsmith () ahbl ! ca>
The response basicly seemed to be: It is fixed in 2.2.6pre2.

I seem to have the problem with 2.2.7a.

I think both "printers" are using the same the driver as the test system (Win2k)
I installed had no drivers for the printer (HP8100) prior to the
accessing "\\new\printer" and the driver I subsequently used when prompted
to install local drivers for "\\old\printer" were picked from the available
drivers on the test system.  I did a "disable printer" on the Solaris systems
so I could capture the results and perform a diff.  Here's the only difference
in the files produced:

--- old-landspace.ps  Tue Apr  8 17:19:36 2003
+++ new-landspace.ps  Tue Apr  8 17:22:18 2003
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
  %%Title: Microsoft Word - landscape.doc
  %%Creator: PScript5.dll Version 5.2
-%%CreationDate: 4/8/2003 17:18:35
+%%CreationDate: 4/8/2003 17:21:42
  %%For: gaa
  %%BoundingBox: (atend)
  %%Pages: (atend)
@@ -178,6 +178,11 @@
+%%BeginFeature: *InputSlot ManualFeed
+<</ManualFeed true /MediaPosition 3>> setpagedevice
  %%BeginFeature: *Smoothing True

    << /PostRenderingEnhance true /PostRenderingEnhanceDetails << /REValue 2 /Type
8 >>
@@ -185,7 +190,7 @@
-%%BeginFeature: *PageSize Letter
+%%BeginFeature: *PageRegion Letter

    <</PageSize [612 792] /ImagingBBox null>> setpagedevice


As you can see the only difference is that printing via the newer server
causes Landscape to come out ManualFeed.

Does anyone have a solution?
Did I miss something when I uploaded the drivers, etc.?
I went back after the fact and performed the Landscape/Portrait devmode dance.

I want to retire the old server and this is the only thing keeping it alive
at this time (Don't worry, I have other uses planned.  It won't be put out
to pasture.)

Gary Algier, WB2FWZ          gaa at ulticom.com             +1 856 787 2758
Ulticom Inc., 1020 Briggs Rd, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054      Fax:+1 856 866 2033

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