Printing PostScript: Win95 -> FreeBSD -> Samba -> GS -> HP LJIII

Printing PostScript: Win95 -> FreeBSD -> Samba -> GS -> HP LJIII

Post by Don Dunlo » Thu, 07 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I am running FreeBSD 2.1 with an HP LJ III-compatible connected to
/dev/lpt0.  I also have a Win95 workstation which accesses the FreeBSD
disks and printer via Samba.  Works like a charm.

I now have to send PostScript data from the Win95 station (long story)
so I loaded the Apple LaserWriter driver and GhostScript to do it.
Whenever I print I get a message on the output page claiming that "This
job requires more memory than is available in the printer".  I have
tried everything I can think of (even told Win95 that the laser had 32MB
of RAM) but no change.

The FreeBSD + Ghostscript + HP III combination appears to be functioning
properly because "lpr -Pps
/usr/local/lib/ghostscript/examples/golfer.ps" works fine and prints me
a nice full-page graphic.  Has anyone else sent postscript data to a
Samba printer from Win95 and had it work!?  Anyone suggest what I may
have missed?


Many thanks

Don Dunlop
CRI Systems, Vancouver, BC

 
 
 

Printing PostScript: Win95 -> FreeBSD -> Samba -> GS -> HP LJIII

Post by s.. » Wed, 20 Aug 1997 04:00:00


: I now have to send PostScript data from the Win95 station (long story)
: so I loaded the Apple LaserWriter driver and GhostScript to do it.
: Whenever I print I get a message on the output page claiming that "This
: job requires more memory than is available in the printer".  I have
: tried everything I can think of (even told Win95 that the laser had 32MB
: of RAM) but no change.

I believe we have had the same problems as well and solved it by
unchecking the option:  "Print out error-messages".
Somehow it will still send the data to the printer even if it
thinks it's got a low on memory.

--
Sake Blok                            * *      EuroNet Internet
Client Services Team               *     *    Herengracht 208 - 214
                                  *           1016 BS Amsterdam


 
 
 

1. Q: Print problem: Win95 -> Linux/Samba -> Linux/Netatalk -> LaserWriter

I've collected more info on the problem I described earlier:

I've got a PC with Win95 running on it.

I've got a Linux machine running a pretty stock RedHat 5.1 installation.

The Linux machine is running Netatalk and Samba.  It's got printcap
entries for a bunch of Netatalk printers, as well as a direct-connect
Canon BJ-100 and a raw network HP DeskJet 1600CM.

Our UNIX machines can print to all of the Linux print queues with no
problem.  Looks beeeeautiful.

Our Win95 machines have problems:

Printing to the BJ-100 and the HP DeskJet 1600CM works great.  Test
pages are great, documents look great.

Printing to the Netatalk printers doesn't work great.  The test page
prints, but the printer then spits out a blank page followed by a page
with the following message on it:

-----

ERROR: undefined
OFFENDING COMMAND:

STACK:

-----

Any ideas?  I've tried a variety of drivers on the Win95 machines, but
haven't had any luck getting it to print without the blank pages and
error pages.

Thanks,

Tom

2. Harddisk partitioning after boot

3. <><><> MOUNTING EXTENDED PARTITION <><><>

4. Newbie- install question

5. TeX -> dvips -> gs -> DOS -> dj500: printer hangs

6. SLIPload program, like xload ?

7. Wanted: <><><> Unix Specialist <><><>

8. Need help on setup Sony cdrom driver-cdu33a

9. LILO help <><><><><><>

10. >>---> Software Jobs! >>--->

11. Win95/IPX -> IP ->PPP ->Linux ->Novell 3.12

12. Samba problem: WinXP <-> ADSL <-> Internet <-> Cable <-> Linux

13. rpc.mountd: getfh failed: Operation not permitted ( WinNT -> samba -> Linux -> NFS -> Solaris)