printing from windows to a linux print spool

printing from windows to a linux print spool

Post by Rage-DC » Wed, 16 Jun 1999 04:00:00



ok, i'm using lprng, gs5.85, and apsfilter5.1.2 and it works great. i
am also running samba2.0.4b and thats working great with my hp deskjet
660 cse. i know my printer works because i can print off the computer
it is connected to and from another linux server. one problem though,
i can't get windows95 to set it up right. i have windows setup right
with everything else so it jives with samba, i just don't know how to
setup the printer itself

what printer driver do you use for windows 95? the hp driver? an
postscript printer driver?
should i make windows use a RAW or EPM spool type? and what should i
link it to on linux (a raw spool, or normal spool)? if anyone has a
setup kinda like this, please let me know. thx alot.

--

Jason Osborne (Rage-DCA)

- http://rage.dynip.com
- LinuxInside - I run it, do you?

 
 
 

printing from windows to a linux print spool

Post by ad.. » Thu, 17 Jun 1999 04:00:00



> ok, i'm using lprng, gs5.85, and apsfilter5.1.2 and it works great. i
> am also running samba2.0.4b and thats working great with my hp deskjet
> 660 cse. i know my printer works because i can print off the computer
> it is connected to and from another linux server. one problem though,
> i can't get windows95 to set it up right. i have windows setup right
> with everything else so it jives with samba, i just don't know how to
> setup the printer itself
> what printer driver do you use for windows 95? the hp driver? an
> postscript printer driver?
> should i make windows use a RAW or EPM spool type? and what should i
> link it to on linux (a raw spool, or normal spool)? if anyone has a
> setup kinda like this, please let me know. thx alot.

Just configure Winders to use the hp driver, magicfilter passes
PCL straight through.

--

http://www.calvin.edu/~aemers19/
Movesource Network Systems Specialist

 
 
 

printing from windows to a linux print spool

Post by Frank Ha » Fri, 18 Jun 1999 04:00:00



>ok, i'm using lprng, gs5.85, and apsfilter5.1.2 and it works great. i
>am also running samba2.0.4b and thats working great with my hp deskjet
>660 cse. i know my printer works because i can print off the computer
>it is connected to and from another linux server. one problem though,
>i can't get windows95 to set it up right. i have windows setup right
>with everything else so it jives with samba, i just don't know how to
>setup the printer itself

>what printer driver do you use for windows 95? the hp driver? an
>postscript printer driver?
>should i make windows use a RAW or EPM spool type? and what should i
>link it to on linux (a raw spool, or normal spool)? if anyone has a
>setup kinda like this, please let me know. thx alot.

If I understand correctly, you want to print from the MS Windows
machine to a printer connected to a Linux machine.

On the Windows machine, just setup a network printer.  If Samba
is configured correctly, it should be present so that you can
browse for it when Windows ask you to.  Windows will then have
you install the printer drivers for that specific printer.

The data going to the printer on the Linux machine should be
sent in binary format.  Samba should not do anything to the data.

Setting up the printer on the Windows side should be straight
forward.

--
Frank Hahn

"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any
good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
                -- Howard Aiken

 
 
 

printing from windows to a linux print spool

Post by Rage-DC » Fri, 18 Jun 1999 04:00:00




> >ok, i'm using lprng, gs5.85, and apsfilter5.1.2 and it works great. i
> >am also running samba2.0.4b and thats working great with my hp deskjet
> >660 cse. i know my printer works because i can print off the computer
> >it is connected to and from another linux server. one problem though,
> >i can't get windows95 to set it up right. i have windows setup right
> >with everything else so it jives with samba, i just don't know how to
> >setup the printer itself

> >what printer driver do you use for windows 95? the hp driver? an
> >postscript printer driver?
> >should i make windows use a RAW or EPM spool type? and what should i
> >link it to on linux (a raw spool, or normal spool)? if anyone has a
> >setup kinda like this, please let me know. thx alot.

> If I understand correctly, you want to print from the MS Windows
> machine to a printer connected to a Linux machine.

> On the Windows machine, just setup a network printer.  If Samba
> is configured correctly, it should be present so that you can
> browse for it when Windows ask you to.  Windows will then have
> you install the printer drivers for that specific printer.

> The data going to the printer on the Linux machine should be
> sent in binary format.  Samba should not do anything to the data.

> Setting up the printer on the Windows side should be straight
> forward.

> --
> Frank Hahn

> "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any
> good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."
>                 -- Howard Aiken

thanks for the help. the problem was that i didn't have the right
permissions set on /var/spool/samba

i was wondering what settings should be set though on that dir
what should the chmod and chown settings be.....i have the following right
now:
# ls -la /var/spool
drwxrwxrwt   2 root     root         1024 Jun 16 10:05 samba
is this the safest setting to place this on?

--

Jason Osborne (Rage-DCA)

- http://rage.dynip.com
- LinuxInside - I run it, do you?

 
 
 

printing from windows to a linux print spool

Post by Frank Ha » Sat, 19 Jun 1999 04:00:00


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Quote:>thanks for the help. the problem was that i didn't have the right
>permissions set on /var/spool/samba

>i was wondering what settings should be set though on that dir
>what should the chmod and chown settings be.....i have the following right
>now:
># ls -la /var/spool
>drwxrwxrwt   2 root     root         1024 Jun 16 10:05 samba
>is this the safest setting to place this on?

I'm not sure what to tell you since I don't have a separate
directory for Samba to use for printing.  In the printer section
of my smb.conf file there is the following directory:

path = /tmp

so maybe it is using the /tmp directory.  On my machine, this
directory has the same permissions and ownerships as above.

--
Frank Hahn

It is the business of little minds to shrink.
                -- Carl Sandburg

 
 
 

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