[cups.general] not printig if banner is set

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Sun May 18 11:26:00 PDT 2008

Mester wrote:
> Hi,
> we moved our file server to a new machine. On this machine we have 
> Debian 4.0 (on the old machine we used Fedora Core 5) and CUPS 1.2.7. I 
> have installed all our printers under CUPS and the CUPS test page prints 
> fine.
> I shared the printers with Samba 3.0.24 for one of them (HP LaserJet 
> 2100M) I also installed the Windows XP driver on the server. Now my 
> proble is: if I set any banner as start banner and I try to print to 
> this printer from WindowsXP I only got the banner page and nothing else. 
> If I set the start banner to none then I can print anything from the XP 
> client. I also tried to set end banner but nothing came out from the 
> printer after the XP job.
> So what should I try to set to be able to print the banner page and the 
> document too?

CUPS 1.2.x does not support raw printing with banners.  You
need 1.3.0 or higher.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com

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