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Old 04-25-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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CUPS + Lpd + Windows as a client

I have installed cups and cups-lpd. Both work fine but I probably have some kind of problem with the drivers.

The printer is HPDeskJet 825c and CUPS uses HP New DeskJet Series CUPS v1.1 - driver. If I hit the print test page at the cups web-interface it prints out normally.

The problem is that the Windows XP client can't print anything decent I have tried Adobe PS Generic PostScript Driver and it seems to print out some kind of info and commands:

%%Title: Test Page

then some strange commands. I presume this is postscript code or something

Then if I use the driver which HP gives to 825c (in windows that is) it doesn't print anything.

I have tried to test those two windows drivers with CUPS using RAW driver. But doesn't help.

So the combinations I have tested are:

Windows | CUPS

HP driver | HP driver
Adobe | HP driver
HP driver | RAW
Adobe | RAW

Doesn't work. I couldn't get the cups own windows drivers, because they don�t seem to have it in their pages anymore. If someone knows where to get those please tell me
Old 04-25-2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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Can I assume that you are using samba to share this out directly to your windows computer? If so, you could set it to generic postscript or raw for the print driver and just use the client side driver for your windows machine.
Old 04-25-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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No. I tried to use samba but couldn't get that to work. So I changed to cups-lpd and installed unix printing support for windows xp. So I can use lpr to print to unix server. Samba isn't used at all.


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