unable to print in duplex from windows

Helge Blischke h.blischke at srz.de
Thu Aug 9 09:43:45 PDT 2007

marco wrote:
> Hello to Everyone
> I just upgraded my cups server from an RH3 A.S, cups 1.1.23-1, samba 3.0.9 to an Ubuntu Dapper cups 1.2.2-0ubuntu0.6.06,  samba 3.0.22-1ubuntu3.3.
> In my old server, I never had problems to print in duplex mode from any client (windows/linux/mac)to any printer configured on my cups server directly or via samba.
> Since i have upgraded my server Linux clients can print with no problem, but only windows clients can't print using duplex mode.
> On windows clients I've tried with different drivers for the printers, those supplied by the vendor (all my printers are HP), cups-windows drivers supplied automatically by samba and configured with cupsaddsmb, but the pages still been printed one by page, even when I put the duplex option  before printing on the printer options from windows.
> thanks in advance for any help.

There was an issue concerning where the PPD defaults should be
copied into the print job by the pstops filter. IIRC, this issue
has been fixed some instances after 2.1.2. You should upgrade.


Helge Blischke

H.Blischke at acm.org

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