[Samba] Samba-3 HOWTO and ref. guide - need clarification please - printing chapter

peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Tue Apr 27 23:38:17 GMT 2004

Could someone who is familiar with the book "Samba-3 HOWTO and reference
and who is also familiar with printer setup please give me some advice...

I am summarising the procedure for setting up a printer for automatic
driver download
which is described in chapter 17.

There are a couple of processes mentioned that look very similar and I am
if both steps are required for correct setup.

Chapter 17.7.2 Setting Device Modes on New Printers  (page 237)  is about
setting Device mode on printer

Browse to  samba's Printers and Faxes folder

"7. Go to the Advanced tab; click on Printing Defaults
8. Change the Portrait page setting to Landscape (and back)
9. Make sure to apply changes between swapping the page orientation to
cause the change
to actually take effect.
10.While you are at it, you may also want to set the desired printing
defaults here, which
then apply to all future client driver installations on the remaining from
now on."

Chapter 17.7.4 Always Make First Client Connection as root or "printer
admin" (page 238)
also mentions setting a device mode by changing the orientation
 and setting default printer options  but I think this step is talking
about doing this in the
local Printers & Faxes folder, not the samba Printers & Faxes folder (I'm
not sure)

"Now all the other users downloading and installing the driver the same way
(called "Point'n Print")
will have the same defaults set for them.  If you miss this step you'll get
a lot of Help Desk calls from your users,
but maybe you like to talk to people."

Could somebody please tell me if both these steps are necessary to set
device mode and to set default  print settings?
Or are these the same step only repeated in a different way?
If both required, could you tell me, is the second step (chapter 17.7.4)
referring to doing this in the local printers folder??

sorry if this seems obvious to most folks.


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