Anyone know how to make windows process a samba sent print request using
the windows printer drivers?
I have set up samba on my linux box, and I can succesfully print text to my
windows98 HP722C, using smbprint. The problem is that printing through samba
writes directly to the shared win98 printer port, bypassing any windows printer
drivers. So attempting to print a jpeg file etc through samba ends up with
garbage coming out of the windows printer. The same effect can be seen from
the windows box if you type "copy xxx.jpg lpt1".
Is there a way to configure samba, or windows to apply the windows printer
drivers to the print request before sending it to the printer? I have
that many drivers are only available on windows, so I would like to let samba
pass the raw file to the windows box and have its drivers do the dirty work.
If anyone has any Ideas on how to perform this, it would be apreciated.