[Samba] Printer (PDF) Problem

Hamish lists at subvs.co.uk
Wed Mar 16 10:31:42 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 15:33 +0000, Nick Gushlow wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've got a PDF printer setup on one of my Samba boxes that has been
> running fine for months; however I'm now having problems with it despite
> that fact that I've made no changes to Samba and performed no upgrades.
> I'm thinking that the problem might be to do with a client PC sending a
> large/corrupt stream to the printer.
> Problem Symptoms:
> - Samba process showing 50% CPU usage constantly
> - Windows clients attempting to print report printer not responding
> (after a long time) or crash
> What I've tried:
> - Renaming printer - works as normal
> - Removing corrupt spool / temp files - none found
> in /var/spool/samba /tmp /tmp/samba
> - Look for possibly offending client PC in logs - none found (could be
> I'm not looking for the right thing).
> Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong and how to solve it?

Are you sure its the printer? If so, maybe you could try using a
different driver - we use an HP Colour Laserjet driver here, maybe you
could experiment with others - as long as its postscript it will work.
Hope that helps,
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