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Re: [vox-tech] Yargh! Printer not playing nice!



At this point, per a suggestion from Michael Long, I am trying to use 
CUPS, which I am told by several sources is a very helpful tool.  I 
still haven't figured out how to make it work with Samba, though.


Mark K. Kim wrote:

> On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Holland, Matt wrote:
> 
> 
>>I also recall that there doesn't seem to be any rhyme
>>or reason to this, but sometimes you need twice as many slashes as you think
>>you do, e.g., you may need ////CRAPPYWINBOX//STUPID_PRINTER.
>>
> 
> You need to do that if you use backslashes:
> 
>    \\\\CRAPPYWINBOX\\STUPID_PRINTER
> 
> That's because backslashes are escape characters, so to type a backslash
> you need to type it twice (once to escape, another to tell the shell it's
> the real backslash.)  Samba understands forward slashes, though, so you
> should be able to do:
> 
>    //CRAPPYWINBOX/STUPIDPRINTER
> 
> if you use forward slashes.
> 
> I'd try the pure text printing like Peter suggested.  If that works, then
> the communication works.  I'd then tackle the filtered printing.
> 
> BTW, graphical printer tools often have a lot of options you can choose.
> What options are there for your printer, and what options are you using?
> 
> -Mark
> 
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