[Samba] Samba / CUPS / Drivers

Anders Norrbring anders at norrbring.biz
Wed Jan 28 19:33:52 GMT 2004

> >
> > I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to use different driver file
> > downloads for different printers on the system?  As of what I can
> > see in all
> > doc-files I can only use ONE set of drivers for all added printers?
> >
> > F.x. I have one printer that is handled by CUPS' PPD system, and
> > one printer
> > that uses RAW.
> >
> > So, the first printer (PPD) should have its feed in postscript format
> from
> > the Windows clients, so they get the Adobe PS driver set by download
> when
> > they add the printer to the system.
> >
> > But the second printer that should be fed by the Windows clients already
> > processed stream, that is, they need the printer manufacturers native
> > printer driver for Windows.  So, they should NOT get the Adobe
> > friver, but a
> > different set.
> >
> > Is it doable?  I run CUPS v1.2.0b1 and Samba 2.2.5.
> >
> > Anders Norrbring
> Hi Anders,
> You want to run 2 different printers with samba/cups.
> 1 raw printer, and one PS printer.
> This is possible.
> I'd recommend upgrading CUPS though - 1.2 is quite old.
> Chris

Thanks Chris, but CUPS v1.2 is pulled from CVS today, and not at all old..

I know the fact that it's possible, but I don't understand how I can enable
the server to download the printer drivers to the Windows XP Pro users?

It's easy enough to just set up Samba and CUPS with 2 printers with
different drivers sets on the Linux server, no problems.  But I need the
server to transfer the correct driver depending on which of the printers the
users wants to use.  As of what I understand, the cupsaddsmb command only
supports ONE driver to be added.

Anders Norrbring

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