Printer installation problems

Thomas K├╝stermann t.kuestermann at tu-bs.de
Wed May 7 00:41:17 PDT 2008


Hi!

> 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,
- Thomas




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