[Samba] Samba + cups = raw postscript output

Chris smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Tue Mar 7 15:10:45 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 07 March 2006 05:58, David Smith wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris [mailto:smb23 at realcomputerguy.com]
> > Is it possible that you set up a raw printer in CUPS instead of
> > associating the proper PPD with it?
> No, it does have the right PPD file, but the filter doesn't get
> called as it being passed through as RAW.
> > It is a PS printer, right?
> Yep, well, sorta... Postscript level2. This is why I'm wanting to
> filter through the foomatic rip to a PCL output (or postscript level
> 2 will do). I've got the a PPD file from linuxprinting.org which has
> the correct filters for converting to PCL.

You might try using the printers official PS PPD for NT4 when you set it 
up in CUPS, then update your Samba/Windows installations.

> > Did you use cupsaddsmb? If so, it would have needed to have
> > been patched
> > for the CUPS version 6 driver to properly set the printer up in
> > Samba.
> No. That didn't appear to work too well... Perhaps I'm wanting the
> patch... I added it using the windows "install driver" method in the
> samba docs, then assigned it to each printer using the rpcclient
> method.

Right, without the patch cupsaddsmb will not setup the version 6 drivers 
properly. It is the easiest way but the others should work.


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