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[ale] Samba and printers



I've done this with no problems with my HP600c ...  make sure that you
are using a 'raw' printer under your linux box...  I have postscript
drivers for linux printing, a raw device for remote printing (the windows
box will send just hwat the printer needs, you need NO filters), and a
'ascii' type device, which inserts CRs where I need them.  If that's a
little confusing (I'm the world's worst poster), gimme a mail and I'll
send you the relavent pieces of my /etc/printcap and smb.conf .

Later,

Joshua Murrah, jmurrah at salug.org, http://www.salug.org/~jmurrah
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On Sat, 27 Sep 1997, Jeffery Tillotson wrote:

> I have a small local area network running at home that has Win95 machines
> sharing devices from my RedHat Linux 4.2 machine (2.0.30).  I have no
> problem access files from the linux machine but if I try to print I get a
> unreadable mess for a printout.  I am using a Hewlett Packard DeskJet 540
> (without the color kit) connected directly to the parallel port on the Linux
> machine.  I can print from linux just fine.  If anyone has any suggestions
> please let me know.  This has become the thorn in my side.  Below are parts
> of my smb.conf file that I think are relevant.  
> 
> [global]
>     printing = bsd
>     printcap name = /etc/printcap
>     load printers = yes
> ;this is only a small portion of the gloabal section
> [hp540]
>      security = server
>      path = /var/spool/lpd/lp
>      printer name = lp
>      writable = yes
>      public = yes
>      printable = yes
>      print command = lpr -r -h -p %p %s
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks for the help,
> Jeff
>