[Samba] Different Printer Model for different Arch

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Aug 12 09:30:30 GMT 2003

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On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Ryan Novosielski wrote:

> 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.

Same thing here.  This is a design limitation in the printing system.
there is a single namespace for drivers across all architectures. :-(

cheers, jerry
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