[Samba] Samba + cups = raw postscript output

David Smith david.smith at mercyships.org
Tue Mar 7 10:58:11 GMT 2006

> -----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.

> 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.


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