Update Re: [Samba] Samba, print$, HP Laserjet 8500, XP

Misty Stanley-Jones misty at borkholder.com
Tue Nov 2 15:28:35 GMT 2004

The below-mentioned problem is caused by Microsoft bug 286902.  I just wanted 
to post the resolution so it would make it into the archives.


On Monday 01 November 2004 14:59, Misty Stanley-Jones wrote:
> 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'
> again.
> > 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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