[SOLVED]Re: [Samba] Problems printing lanscape on SAMBA advertized
rtanner at linfield.edu
Wed Aug 16 18:40:36 GMT 2006
The solution was derived by accident. Fort historical/legacy reasons,
the PC drivers installed were all PCL. Apparently at one time Windows
machines handled PostScript very badly and even a simple job would take
an absurdly long time to print. While I was using an earlier version of
Samba (2.2.7a-security-rollup-fix) and lprng, this all worked fine. The
problem came about when I replaced that older server with a newer one
running version 3.0.14a-2 with CUPS. I say the problem was resolved by
accident because I unintentionally installed a PostScript driver for the
5Ms. It worked perfectly, and the legacy slowness did not occur. So,
I've started replacing all the various drivers with the PostScript version.
In my case, the issue is now academic, but are there problems with
Samba-3 and PCL print drivers?
Rob Tanner said the following on 08/14/2006 03:37 PM:
> I'm having a problem with some model of HP printers (specifically 5Ms
> and 8100s) not printing landscape when accessed via SAMBA (version
> 3.0.14a-2). The problem is actually visible in print preview on the
> windows box. But have the same computer print to the printer directly
> and there's no problem. I'm presuming this has something to do with
> the way SAMBA interfaces with the windows drivers.
> Drivers are installed the easy way by unzipping them on a PC, and
> letting windows actually upload the driver to the server.
> I'm truly baffled and so I hope someone else has seen this problem and
> gotten through it.
UNIX Services Manager
Linfield College, McMinnville OR
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