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Old 09-09-2004, 07:35 PM   #16
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Hmm, ok. I was hoping an access denied error would lead to something easy to fix but I guess not. So should I be able to use the "Raw" format instead of a specific ppd and get it to do something, or might this not work either. I'm not sure I know what a uri is... I think I need a little more info on that.
 
Old 09-09-2004, 08:08 PM   #17
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when you run the web interface it promts you for a uri or (forgive me if this isn't correct) Universal Resource Identifier, in a nutshell it's the path to the printer. It should Look something like this

smb://userass@workgroup/server/sharename

w/the obvious info filled in by your actual info. I'm not sure about printers supporting raw format, but w/the printer not being listed as supported, and being it's actually a modified lexmark which doesn't have good support yet, you may be out of options. You could try some different ppds from anything that is supporting a lexmark printer, but, it could get time consuming. Hope this helps.
good luck.

<edit> The smiley actually represents a : and a p w/out any spaces so the uri should look like this

smb://user: pass@workgroup/server/sharename w/out the space. Hope that makes it more clear.
good luck. </edit>

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:28 PM   #18
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Ah, I see. I used "smb://HISNETBIOSNAME/SHARENAME" as that was what was explained in the tutorial and I don't need a username, password, or workgroup to connect with smbclient. Would there be a reason why they would still be needed in the printer setup? I'll start getting a bunch of lexmark ppds and trying them out, but I'd like to be very sure that that is the problem before I start so I don't waste my time when I really just needed to type a password in or something like that.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:43 AM   #19
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You might try adding the workgroup like this

smb://workgroup/server/sharename

but with no authentication required, either of those should work. I would still try using a username and password, if for no other reason to rule that out. Does the printer even show up in a list of shares from smclient? My guess is you'll need a ppd, and possibly a filter to get anything out of it.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 01:40 PM   #20
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Now we're getting somewhere... I tried adding the workgroup in the uri and using the Raw format again and this time when I tried to print a test page the job was shown as completed in the cups web interface, a spooling window popped up on the windows box, and the printer itself made a few noises, although it didn't actually print anything. I tried several ppds, including all of the lexmark ones that were already installed, but none of them did anything (no spooling window and no printer noises). I wonder if that means I'm out of luck. Two more questions... first, is this ppd something specific to linux, or is that something that could be obtained from the windows box, printer driver disks, etc.? Second, I don't really understand how CUPS printing works, but why is this ppd even required? Shouldn't it be possible in theory to have the linux box send the file to the windows box and tell it to print (using all the printer-specific information already on the windows box)? If CUPS doesn't work that way, is there some other way I can get that to work (using smbclient to transfer the file to a windows share and then somehow tell windows to print the file)? Thanks again for your help so far.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 05:21 PM   #21
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After a look at this it seems you may be able to get the ppd from the windows box.

http://www.linuxprinting.org/ppd-doc.html

http://www.linuxprinting.org/kpfeifl...-and-PPDs.html

I'm pretty certain you'll need some type of driver, or filter, but, it would be worth a shot.
 
  


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