[Samba] Samba, print$, HP Laserjet 8500, XP

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Mon Nov 1 15:41:35 GMT 2004


If anyone is successfully using the HP LJ8500 driver that comes with Windows 
XP in your print$ share in Samba 3.0.x, can you please mail me privately.  I 
understand the issues I am seeing are probably not Samba related.

In case they ARE Samba related, here is the main issue.

Printing color graphics onto an envelope from MS Word 2000.  The first time an 
envelope is printed, the background in the graphic is black, even though on 
the screen it's white.  Second time you print the envelope it is fine.  We 
are doing a test right now to see what will happen on the third time.  We 
have chosen Envelope as the media type, and Envelope #10 as the size.  We are 
using the manual feed tray in the printer.  I do have the printer set up in 
Cups, but I think Samba is bypassing the PPD set up in Cups, because I have 
the following command in smb.conf:
print command = /usr/bin/lpr -P %p -o raw %s -r

If it is a Samba-related problem, please respond on the list.  Otherwise if 
you have some info about this particular driver (developed jointly by HP and 
Microsoft, only available on the XP cd, not through the HP website) I would 
appreciate any help you could give.

Thanks so much,

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