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Re: [Samba] Samba + CUPS

From: Ryan Suarez <ryan.suarez_at_nospam>
Date: Fri May 21 2010 - 15:09:31 GMT
To: Damien J Dye <damien.j.dye@googlemail.com>

Nick Couchman wrote:
>>>> On 2010/05/20 at 13:43, Damien J Dye <damien.j.dye@googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>> Why are you not using the cups printer drivers in the cups enviroment there
>> are both x64 and i386 versions and gets round the issues with broken drivers
>> and allows cups features to be passed to windows.
>>
>
> There are several "special" function of my printers (networked copiers, actually) that need to be supported, and I don't believe the CUPS driver contains this support. Things like sending the printout to a storage box on the copier that waits for someone to walk up and print it (Mailbox/Document Server), duplexing, hole punching, stapling, N-up, etc. I have not tried the CUPS printer drivers, yet, so perhaps these features get passed through, but some of those features aren't even present in the PPD file that I use for CUPS.

+1, generic cups drivers may not support all the features available for
a given printer.
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