[Samba] Different Printer Model for different Arch

Johannes Niess j.niess at uni-bonn.de
Tue Aug 12 07:08:26 GMT 2003

Chris Douglass <ALLEN.C.DOUGLASS at saic.com> writes:

> I have used an XP Pro machine to add the other drivers, which seems to
> work just fine.
> -Chris
> On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 19:17, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> > Here is a problem I posted to HP's forum on the DesignJet drivers for the
> > 755cm, but something tells me someone clever here has already hacked
> > around this or a similar printer and might know how to solve my problem:
> > 
> > ---
> > When installing drivers on a remote Samba server (ie. Windows NT
> > emulation, and perhaps real NT as well), you are able to install printer
> > drivers for a printer for various architectures. The requirement, however,
> > is that the model string for each driver be the same. However, HP has "HP
> > DesignJet 755CM (3198B)" for the Windows 9x driver, and "HP DesignJet
> > 755CM(3198B)by HP" for the Windows 2000 model string. I hacked the
> > OEMSETUP.INF to make the Win2k model string identical to the '9x model
> > string, but apparently this broke the paper sources in your driver. I
> > removed the driver, restored the stock Win2k model string (with the "by
> > HP") and the driver started working again.
> > 
> > The problem, then, that remains unresolved is that HP has improperly
> > labeled one of their drivers. To work properly in an NT environment, one
> > needs to be changed and re-released.
> > ---
> > 
> > Anyone have a workaround -- I'm not holding my breath for a driver
> > re-write.

Ryan is using the "old" method for printer driver installation. That
only works for Win9X. Chris is recommending the "new" method, which
works for Win9X and NT+ and allows for different driver names per
Client OS. See the doc's of Samba 2.2.X.

Johannes Nieß

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