[Samba] Duplex printer + samba + cups

Fabiano Caixeta Duarte fabiano at fearp.usp.br
Wed Mar 29 13:04:57 GMT 2006


In one of my slackware servers I put samba acting as a printer server 
connected to a Hewlett-Packard 2420D (D stands for duplex).

In CUPS I'm using the 'raw' driver. So I let the clients to perform the 
driver stuff.

On samba, I followed the procedures described on 
to make possible windows clients to get the files needed to achieve driver 

I took those files from an WinXP installation through rpcclient+smbclient.

As expected, clients can get the drivers and print. The main thing is 

THE PROBLEM is: If the client is connected to the "WinXP Printer Server", 
the printer properties shows some advanced options which includes the 
ability to choose duplex printing. If it's connected to the samba server, 
none of those options even appear.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

Fabiano Caixeta Duarte
Seção Técnica de Informática

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