[Samba] Point'n'print support of various printer drivers

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Fri Apr 16 13:03:34 MDT 2010

Roel van Meer wrote:
> We're using Point'n'print with different versions of samba (3.3.x, 
> 3.4.x, 3.5.x) and in most cases it works really well. However, there 
> are some printer drivers with which we just cannot get printing to 
> work properly: in these cases not all driver features (like color, 
> duplex or multiple copies) are available.
> I was wondering if this is a known inherent problem with some printer 
> drivers, or if this is caused by samba not supporting specific methods 
> or other requirements that these drivers would have.
> The reason I'm asking is that I would like to know whether or not it's 
> useful filing bugs for these issues. I already have test setups and 
> I'm willing and able to spend time helping debug these issues, but if 
> this is one of those things that'll just never work it's not really 
> useful bothering anyone with it.
> Examples of drivers that we can't get to work properly are the Brother 
> HL4040-CN and various drivers from HP (the bundled Windows drivers for 
> HP printers usually work fine.)
Great question +1.  All our lexmark drivers work like a charm.

Xerox drivers are a PITA.  I'm referring to vendor specific drivers, 
since Windows does not have a bundle for the newest Xerox models we 
have.  I was also considering filing bug reports for these.

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