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

Brion Swanson wrote:

Well as I stated earlier, when I set the printer driver to Raw Queue then I
cannot print anything from linux locally (though networked Windows
connections appear to work).

The solution seems to be to create two queues - one for local printing with
the correct Canon driver and one for networked Windows (and other shared)
printing with the Raw Queue.  This seems to have the right behavior, but it
seems wrong that I should need to set up multiple queues to the same printer
with different driver sets to get linux and Windows machines to print to it.

Thanks for all your help guys!
Why does it seem wrong.??

The os being used to print (windows), preformats the printer output so it is correctly printed. Thus it needs to be streamed to the printer via a "RAW" queue that gets no further processing.

Linux also needs to format its output for the printer, so it cannot use the raw queue but needs a different path that does process the output and prepares it for the printer.

This seems very logical to me.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Waugh" <twaugh redhat com>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 6:03 AM
Subject: Re: Tackling a shared USB printer (linux -> WXP)

On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 05:55:40PM -0400, Brion Swanson wrote:

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

This isn't really the right way to do it if you're using
redhat-config-printer -- instead, set a queue to be raw ('Generic' ->
'Raw Print Queue' as the model).


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