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

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Mon Nov 1 19:59:40 GMT 2004

On Monday 01 November 2004 10:41, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> 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. 

UPDATE - It is only the first copy that has the black background on the 
graphic.  All you have to do to make the problem 'go away' is click "Print' 

> 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,
> Misty

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