PSE HELP: CUPS Server Vs. Windows Print server

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Roooooot
Hello,

I installed a CUPS server few weeks ago to replace an old proprietary
print device (an HP print server)

CUPS is working very nicely, but I still have a problem

I set up an HP Laserjet 3005 DN, and it is ok. We are able to print
from Windows with point and print after I installed the driver in samba
part of Linux

Where I am in bad luck is when users goes to advanced printer
proprerties

For exemple, if the printer in installed on a Windows print server, the
user is able to print few pages on one.

On the same printer, but accessing by CUPS, I do not have that
fuctionnality (Tabs are missing)

If I digg more, I see that there is few other functionnalities that are
unvailable through the CUPS server, but works fine by using the Win
print server.

I am using the same release of the driver, and same configuration of
the device (number of tray, paper size, etc)

So, there is a solution to enable all functionnalities, or Windows have
some specials ways to talk to the printer ???

Best regards,

Olivier .:
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jrm.cohen
Le #4170301
On May 31, 2:39 pm, Roooooot wrote:
Hello,

I installed a CUPS server few weeks ago to replace an old proprietary
print device (an HP print server)

CUPS is working very nicely, but I still have a problem...

I set up an HP Laserjet 3005 DN, and it is ok. We are able to print
from Windows with point and print after I installed the driver in samba
part of Linux...

Where I am in bad luck is when users goes to advanced printer
proprerties...

For exemple, if the printer in installed on a Windows print server, the
user is able to print few pages on one.

On the same printer, but accessing by CUPS, I do not have that
fuctionnality (Tabs are missing)

If I digg more, I see that there is few other functionnalities that are
unvailable through the CUPS server, but works fine by using the Win
print server.

I am using the same release of the driver, and same configuration of
the device (number of tray, paper size, etc...)

So, there is a solution to enable all functionnalities, or Windows have
some specials ways to talk to the printer ???

Best regards,

Olivier .:


I think it depends on the driver. HP has proprietary drivers on their
website for Linux, and through these you might be able to regain full
printer functionality through other operating systems. Otherwise,
you're out of luck :(

Search the CUPS website for more help - there's a huge community there
where people will be able to help you.

John Bowling
Le #4170291
Roooooot wrote:
Hello,

I installed a CUPS server few weeks ago to replace an old proprietary
print device (an HP print server)

CUPS is working very nicely, but I still have a problem...

I set up an HP Laserjet 3005 DN, and it is ok. We are able to print from
Windows with point and print after I installed the driver in samba part
of Linux...

Where I am in bad luck is when users goes to advanced printer
proprerties...

For exemple, if the printer in installed on a Windows print server, the
user is able to print few pages on one.

On the same printer, but accessing by CUPS, I do not have that
fuctionnality (Tabs are missing)

If I digg more, I see that there is few other functionnalities that are
unvailable through the CUPS server, but works fine by using the Win
print server.

I am using the same release of the driver, and same configuration of the
device (number of tray, paper size, etc...)

So, there is a solution to enable all functionnalities, or Windows have
some specials ways to talk to the printer ???

Best regards,

Olivier .:


And, if all else fails in having the Linux machine serve the printers,

try a hardware print server. I have a Lantronics EPS2-100 that I got
through eBay. It's probably a 10 year old design and well used, but
still functions perfectly. It configures easily from most OSs, and lets
each user have their choice of how it's set up. I have a HP LaserJet 4P
and a HP LaserJet 5M both on it and their ppd's let me set toner
density, DPI, papersize, etc. as default on each computer. Going
through another computer to access the printer, regardless of which OS
it goes through, restricts you to that machine's default settings.

Now that I have used it, I won't give it up - so I bought 4 more as
spares a while back.

John

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