[K12OSN] OT: printing to a Windows-only printer
rowens at ptd.net
Thu Apr 26 21:15:47 UTC 2007
Thanks for the idea. I know nothing about scripting in Windows. Could
you give me an example or maybe some good links so I can teach myself?
On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 09:49:59AM -0400, Steven Santos wrote:
> A long time ago I used to have to deal with such a situation. The work
> around I used was to share a folder on the windows box, and use a PDF
> printer to place a PDF file of the print job on the windows box. Then, on
> the windows box I would run a script ever 60 seconds that would look for any
> .PDF files, print them, and then delete the PDF file.
> Steven Santos
> Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
> Email: Steven at SimplyCircus.com
> Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
> Newton, MA 02462
> Phone: 617-527-0667
> Web: www.SimplyCircus.com <http://www.SimplyCircus.com>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
> > Behalf Of rowens at ptd.net
> > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:01 AM
> > To: k12osn at redhat.com
> > Subject: [K12OSN] OT: printing to a Windows-only printer
> > I've got a Panasonic printer that only has Windows drivers. I've got the
> > drivers installed on a Windows machine, and the printer is shared. Can I
> > print to this printer from Linux? I'm thinking that if I connect to the
> > shared printer, then the Windows machine will provide the driver.
> > But when I
> > go to set up the SMB printer in Linux, it asks me for the make
> > and model. Is
> > there a way to get around this?
> > Thanks for any advice you have.
> > -Rob
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