[cups.general] driver files

solarflow99 solarflow99 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 04:11:56 PDT 2008

I have a working cups printer, and i'm trying to setup Point'N Print, i've
read through as much documentation as possible, but there's a few things I
don't understand:

- I guess cupsaddsmb can now do most of the work to add the drivers to the
print$ share, which is excellent.  Its just the step prior to that which
seems less clear.

- What is the cups-samba.tar.gz file actually for?  I see far too few files
for it to be windows printer drivers for all popular printers.  Could this
be just the mechanism cups has to with with samba for printing?

- Just like cups comes with PPD files for many different printers, with the
recommendation to use a vendor supplied PPD instead, if you have one.  Where
should someone get the windows printer drivers from, for use with cups.

 I have cups 1.2.4, on RHEL5.1 (cups-1.2.4-11.14.el5),  no need to support
older win clients, no other special requirements, just to get print working
the easiest way.  The samba shares are already setup, but I can't actually
add a driver FROM the client, the "new driver" button is dimmed, so using
this method is out.

Thanks very much for any help,
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