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Re: Tackling a shared USB printer (linux -> WXP)


Thank you very much!  It's been a long battle against this printer, but with
your help I've finally won!

After changing the mime.types and mime.convs to include
application/octet-stream the Windows machines can print (well, at least one
can -- I haven't tried the other, but for all intents and purposes, they're
the same).

Thanks also to Tim who reminded me of the error_log location.  It was clear
when I looked at that that it was getting an octet-stream (and even asking
if I had that support turned on!).

Anyone know if there is a USB printing mini-HOWTO and if not, where should I
look to get the info about writing one so I can help others in distress!

Thank you both very much again!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Chiodini" <chiodr kscems ksc nasa gov>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: Tackling a shared USB printer (linux -> WXP)

> On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 11:01, brions poetryproject net wrote:
> > Greetings all.
> >
> > I did not find any archive threads that specifically addressed the
> > issues I'm having, so I apologize if I'm asking a commonly-asked
> >
> > Configuration:
> > I have a Canon S630 USB printer attached to a machine running Fedora
Core 1
> > linux.  The printer works fine on the linux machine (can print CUPS test
> > w/o issue) and using the Printer GUI configuration tool I have enabled
> > for all hosts on my LAN.  I also have SAMBA configured and running and
am able
> > to sucessfully share three directories with a Windows XP machine, a
> > 2000 Pro machine, and a Mac iBook runing OS X.
> Try uncommenting the line:
> application/octet-stream        application/vnd.cups-raw        0
> in /etc/cups/mime.convs and the line:
> application/octet-stream
> in /etc/cups/mime.types.  Both are near the bottom of the respective
> files.
> You may also have to open the permissions on /var/spool/samba.
> Then restart cupsd and smb.
> Bob...
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