Bug 3859 - Error handling Xeros driver
Error handling Xeros driver
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Printing
Other Windows XP
: P3 normal
: none
Assigned To: Gerald (Jerry) Carter
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Reported: 2006-06-26 09:14 UTC by Joanna Chan
Modified: 2006-06-30 11:29 UTC (History)
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Description Joanna Chan 2006-06-26 09:14:26 UTC
After loading the driver provided, Samba is not showing the 8.5x11 paper size as a selection in the Printer Properties page, 'Device Settings' tab.  It only shows A4, A5 and Custom 1 to Custom 20.

Using the same driver on a Windows print server shows a lot more paper size selection including the 8.5x11.

Also in the Windows Print Server, the 'General' tab of this driver shows a 'Features' section which is missing from the Samba installed driver.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2006-06-30 11:29:09 UTC
This is due to lack of driver initialization process.  When 
installing the driver on a Windows on a Windows print server,
the driver creates the additional forms.  Since the driver
if not being initialized in any fashion, it will not create the
forms on the Samba server.  The only way around this that I 
am aware of is to have a small Win32 app copy the forms from 
the client to the server.

The missing "features" tab is probably due to enabling "Advanced
printing features on the Windows remote print server.  Uncheck this
box and I bet the tab disappears.  The advanced features are 
provifded by the Win32 print processor which is only available
via EMF printing (unless you write yoru own print provider to 
intercept print jobs on Windows client).

I believe there is not much that can be done without some major 
development work on either of these.  If you are interested in 
solving these problems it would take some dedicated engineering