[Samba] Samba and Printing

Shaun Marolf shaun.marolf at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 06:42:22 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 30 August 2006 01:15, Komal Shah wrote:
> Thanks Shaun for quick reply.
> I am having trouble with Dell Photo 964.Can I setup raw queue so that
> Windows drive will do the processing ?
> Komal

Yes unless the Windows driver requires a hard direct connection to the 
printer. Lexmark is the actual manufacturer of your printer. (Sorry to be the 
one to tell you that.) However, if you setup up Windows to look at the port 
as if its a direct connection you may be able to cheat a bit. I had a HP 
inkjet that I could set up to share with Linux systems but Windows clients 
balked because they required that the USB connection was in place at the 
computer you were printing from. So while the Linux clients could all send 
print jobs to the CUPS server for that printer none of the Windows clients 
could. The Windows driver would balk immediately if the USB cable wasn't 
directly plugged in to the computer you wanted to print from. BTW because it 
is a Lexmark printer don't expect a Linux driver anytime soon.


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