Re: serving CUPS printer over Samba to win98 client
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On Friday 02 May 2003 6:44 am, ScruLoose wrote:
> So I got me a brand new HP LaserJet 1200, got it installed in CUPS and
> printed a couple of test docs. Very happy.
> I have Samba successfully serving some "shared directories" for my
> girlfriend's win98 box.
> Now what I want to do is to let her print to the new printer...
> And I noticed this bit here:
> where it's talking about installing the vendor-provided drivers on the
> Windows client machine, then having Samba and CUPS hand the print jobs to
> the printer 'raw' as it were...
> So I have already installed the drivers on the win98 client machine, and
> now I'm wondering where to find detailed instructions on how to set up this
> 'raw' printing in CUPS and how to tell Samba to share it (and once it's
> shared, how do I know what its 'location' will be from Windows' point of
I am using the other alternate, which is to print using the adobe postscript
printer drivers and driving the cupsys stuff that way (I have an epson c80
colour printer). I can't quite remember where I got the drivers from
(probably adobe) but they are now stored in /etc/samba/drivers (and refered
by the print$ share below in my smb.conf file.). There are two directories
within /etc/samba/drivers, W32X86 and WIN40 - I guess one is the win98
drivers and the other win nt.
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printer admin = alan
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
browseable = No
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /etc/samba/drivers
write list = alan
guest ok = Yes
In cups, I even created two printers - one low resolution high speed, one slow
but high resolution, and both of these are now seen in windows.
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