[Samba] I've always HATED printing with Samba

Jim C jcllings at tsunamicomm.net
Fri Jul 25 05:03:30 GMT 2003

I get something similar:

[root at enigma root]# locate z53

I can print just fine from the machine in question, it is printing to 
that printer through Samba that I really have a problem with.

>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.
>>[root at enigma z53]# locate LexmarkZ53

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