[Samba] Letter printing in samba
Gareth Robert Halfacree
samba at halfacree.co.uk
Tue Sep 20 11:16:20 GMT 2005
Ruben Rubio Rey wrote:
> The problem is the WIndows computers only can print in A4. They cant
> print any other sizes, like letters.
We're having a very similar issue at our site with a SLES9 server
running the default versions of Samba and CUPS (yeah, I know; I'll get
around to upgrading both when I've got the damn thing working properly).
The issue is that changes made within the Printing Defaults dialog in
Windows do not reflect the file that finally makes it to the printer.
As an example:
A Brother HL-1430 Laser connected to a D-Link LPR print server, with an
entry in CUPS using the recommended printer driver. Windows connects to
the Samba-shared printer on the server, which then connects to the
D-Link box, which then connects to the printer. Windows has the latest
Brother HL-1430 driver installed (WinXP).
Choose '2-in-1' for two-up printing (within 'Printing Defaults' in
Windows) and the printer churns out standard one-to-a-page copies.
Connect directly to D-Link box (via Add New Port -> Standard TCP/IP port
within WinXP), bypassing the Samba/CUPS server, and it prints two-up
without a problem.
I've tried switching the printer within CUPS to a raw queue, but still
Apologies if this is the wrong list for such questions; I'm fully aware
that this is more likely to be a CUPS issue than a Samba issue.
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