[Samba] Add Printer Wizard

Jerry Haltom jhaltom at feedbackplusinc.com
Fri Oct 31 23:41:56 GMT 2003

Okay, I have done as you said:

Printing from Unix -> Cups, the image is fine.

I have added the printer in W2K, as a IPP printer (W2K supports that), I
set the driver to the correct driver, but the image quality is not good.
So, this is obviously not samba's fault.

Hope you don't mind me asking here then, what could hte problem be? What
would windows see differently with CUPs/Samba VS Unix? Windows to
Windows works, Windows to Cups or Samba doesn't!

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 17:24, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-11-01 at 10:01, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > Okay! I've managed to defeat this obstacle. I did it all manually using
> > smbclient and rpcclient. Printer drivers work.
> > 
> > However, Windows is producing VERY VERY BAD quality output. Totally
> > grainy. It does not do this when using hte printer through the normal
> > WIndows server's shared printer (this is a TCP/IP printer, directly
> > supporting IPP, we are using the windows server/samba servers just to
> > centralize it).
> > 
> > Windows is using the native drivers for this printer, which are
> > postscript. So, I assume, samba shold be receiving a postscript file
> > from Windows, and in turn sending that to cups... so at first glance I
> > wouldn't think Samba was at fault... but since it only happens when
> > samba is involved, I don't know.
> Try removing Samba - print using IPP to the CUPS server.
> Also, check you are using the postscript drivers for the printer in CUPS
> - you don't want CUPS rendering it to PCL (or whatever your printers
> also speak) if you can avoid it.
> Andrew Bartlett 
Jerry Haltom <jhaltom at feedbackplusinc.com>
Feedback Plus, Inc.

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