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

Brad Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Mon Sep 26 19:28:04 PDT 2005

Henk.Roose at cwi.nl wrote:
> Brad Langhorst wrote:
>>I have a color printer... I've modified the PPD according to these posts
>>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 
>>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?

thanks for your response...
the windows clients print via samba (cups backend)
The clients use standard SMB printing.
(All the jobs flow through cups)


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