[Samba] wrong colours when printing from Windows

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Sep 13 09:41:06 GMT 2006

I have a strange issue with Brother MFC-5440CN printer.

When I print from Linux/CUPS, it prints colours fine.
When I print from Windows, using Windows drivers (without Samba), it 
also prints fine.

When I print from Windows through Samba/CUPS (drivers added using 
cupsaddsmb...), it gives me wrong colours:

expected | result
yellow   | blue
blue     | red
red      | green
green    | dark-blue

It only happens from certain applications, like OpenOffice, Firefox, or 
Internet Explorer.
When I print from Adobe Acrobat Reader, it gives me correct colours 
(documents which gave wrong colours in OpenOffice, print correct colours 
when exported to PDF and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader).

I have Samba 3.0.20 and CUPS 1.2.1, the clients are XP SP2.

Tomasz Chmielewski

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