Printer installation problems
t.kuestermann at tu-bs.de
Wed May 7 00:41:17 PDT 2008
> I figured that you may be there was some sort of auto-configuration
> option on the CUPS server.
'auto-configuration' - What does that mean?
> - If you are using a customized image you could
> try a fresh default XP install
A fresh installed xp does not work either. Same problem.
> - Try printing directly to the printer rather than
> via a cups print server
I will try that, but this solution is not acceptable ...
> - Try printing from a different operating system
Linux works, Mac OSX works, Windows 2000/XP/Vista with shipped drivers works, but only if you want to use the original driver it fails.
What I have figured out:
- If I set up the printer on CUPS as RAW Queue, installation on xp with original driver fails ('spoolsv' hangs).
- If I set up the printer on CUPS as Generic Queue, installation on xp with original driver fails ('spoolsv' hangs).
- If I set up the printer on CUPS with according PPD, installation on xp with original driver succeeds, but printing is impossible (application crashes).
I may be wrong but: Is it possible, that there is a problem with driver on CUPS? I think the windows driver assumes some printer attributes that are not or incorrect supplied by the PPD. Is that possible?
Thanks a lot for the help,
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