[Samba] HP DesignJet 5000ps and ntforms.tdb
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Wed Mar 23 14:35:02 GMT 2005
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Taylor, Marc wrote
| When I install the printer driver onto the server using
| the Windows APW, and then install the printer on a fresh pc,
| I have noticed that the forms associated with this printer
| do not show up locally or on the Samba server. I have also
| noted that nforms.tdb doesn't appear to change.
| Is there something I am missing here? Has anyone else
| observed this? The forms for this wide format printer are
| handy, particularly ArchE, which is a common size to use
| for posters.
| Any insight or tips are appreciated.
It's a defenciency in in how printers are initialized on
the Samba server. There some really awful code in
http://www.samba.org/~jerry/src/win32/ that can handle this
You have to add the driver on the client and the run the
addforms.exe tool. It's not very smart. It will add every
non-default form installed on the client to the server.
It's more proof of concept on what would need to be done.
Maybe one day I (or someone) will write a proper tool.
Maybe after the 3.0.13 release.....
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