[Samba] I've always HATED printing with Samba

Joel Hammer Joel at hammershome.com
Fri Jul 25 04:03:03 GMT 2003

This looks like you use cups, not lprng, so, I have no idea how much of what
I said will apply. 

Maybe you haven't the software from lexmark.

Here is a part of what I see with:
locate z53
etc. etc.

By point to I mean the "if" (input filter) paramter in /etc/printcap,
which refers to the file z53.sh if you are using the lexmark supplied


On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 08:47:18PM -0700, Jim C wrote:
> >
> >
> >OK. Here is what works for me. As usual, your mileage may vary.
> >I assume you have installed the software for the lexmarkz53 on your
> >linux server. I assume you can print a test page. If you can't, likely
> >you are not printing the testpage to a raw queue. The testpage goes to a
> >raw queue while the real print jobs go to a filtered queue, in my setup.
> >I assume you know how to run the lexmark setup program which generates the
> >configuration file.
> >
> >lexmark supplies print filters that work fine in linux to drive the z53.
> >I wrote a tutorial on print filters some time ago. I used this filter
> >as part of that writeup. Here is part of that tutorial.
> >============Start Tutorial=====================
> >There is a shell script called z53.sh. This is what your printcap file
> >should be pointing to.
> >
> I'm not sure I know what you mean by "points to".
> [root at enigma z53]# man printcap
> No manual entry for printcap
> [root at enigma z53]# man -k printcap
> printcap: nothing appropriate
> /etc/printcap says:
> # This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
> # /etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
> # will be lost.
> LexmarkZ53|LexmarkZ53:rm=enigma.microverse.net:rp=LexmarkZ53:
> [root at enigma z53]# locate LexmarkZ53
> /etc/cups/ppd/LexmarkZ53.ppd
> /etc/foomatic/LexmarkZ53.ppd
> /var/cache/samba3.BAK/samba3/printing/LexmarkZ53.tdb
> /var/cache/samba3/printing/LexmarkZ53.tdb
> /home/jcolling/.openoffice/user/psprint/driver/LexmarkZ53.PPD

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