[Samba] I've always HATED printing with Samba

Joel Hammer Joel at hammershome.com
Sat Jul 26 01:42:16 GMT 2003

There is a menu on the lexmarkz53 windows software which disables two
way communication.

If you use the lexmarkz53  windows client software, you need to send
your jobs to a raw queue on the server.


On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 08:49:08AM -0700, Jim C wrote:
> OK, some progress.  I managed to get access to the printer but now I 
> have the bi-directional communications problem.
> Using Lexmark Z52 drivers did not help.  From the communications I've 
> been googleing, several have had this problem and my guess is that at 
> least one person has solved it.  Note that for right now I don't really 
> care much about bi-directional communication.  I just want to get it 
> working.
> Jim C.
> Joel Hammer wrote:
> >Is is established yet if your setup is using the lexmark supplied software
> >or cups drivers? It may not really matter. If the printer is working
> >fine locally, then it seems to be a problem with samba. What you have to
> >do is figure out which queue is accepting jobs on your server, locally,
> >then set up your samba share to direct jobs to that queue. 
> >
> >You might look at /var/spool/lpd. The print queues usually hang out there.
> >Look for a print queue which is controlling your printer, and use that
> >in your samba share.
> >
> >Your system seems to be generating its printcap file dynamically. This
> >sounds like something with which I contended when I used RH at one
> >time. This is one of the many advances in linux which just makes it
> >harder to fix problems. I didn't get any results with network printing
> >until I disabled that automatic generation of the printcap. There is
> >some sort of printing frontend which does this. I would get rid of it and
> >set up a regular printcap file, or else try to edit the configuration file
> >this printing frontend is using.
> >
> >Joel
> >
> >
> >
> >  
> >

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