[cups.general] Forcing Greyscale, works with unix - not windows

Henk.Roose at cwi.nl Henk.Roose at cwi.nl
Sun Sep 25 01:15:34 PDT 2005

Brad Langhorst wrote:

> I have a color printer... I've modified the PPD according to these posts
> http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.printing.cups.general/10995
> Now users only have the black and white option from the cups interface.
> I did find that I had to both restart cups AND go back through the 
> "modify printer" step in the web UI to get changes to the ppd to take 
> effect.
> Unfortunately windows jobs still make it through in color. On top of 
> that every job prints out a page saying
> "
> ERROR: undefined
> "
> two questions...
> 1) how do I get rid of the error message
> 2) how do I make the windows jobs lose their color info

Maybe I can help you but I'd like to ask a few questions first.
How do the windows clients print? Is your unix box a samba server? Do
the clients use lpr or tcp/ip printing? What kind of printer is it?

> I cranked up the logging and see this in the log
> D [23/Sep/2005:16:25:01 -0400] [Job 1741] DATA: %%[Page: 
> 1]%%<0A>%%[LastPage]%%<0A>%%[ Error: undefined; OffendingCommandD 
> [23/Sep/2005:16:25:01 -0400] [Job 1741] DATA: : <04>userdict ]%%<0A>
> D [23/Sep/2005:16:25:01 -0400] [Job 1741] DATA: %%[ Flushing: rest of 
> job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%<0A>
> thanks for any help!
> brad
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Henk Roose <Henk.Roose at cwi.nl>
CWI - Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science
Amsterdam (NL)

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