14th July 2004, 10:47 AM
I've got a fedora core 2 box doing among many other things, being a print server. Or at least trying to be. Its got 2 printers attached to it, ones a HP Deskjet & works fine. The other is an HP Laserjet 1300 & is being a pain in the ***. The stock 1300 ppa from cups didn't work so I snagged the one from linuxprinting.org & installed it via the cups web interface. I then used cupsaddsmb to allow point & click printing via samba. It all sorta works. You can browse to the computer from a windows box, right click & hit 'connect...' to install the printers. The deskjet, no problems. The laserjet chokes on large print jobs with 'out of memory errors'. Large meaning over 10 pages or so & needs to be unplugged to work again. Seems the postscript drivers aren't as memory effecient as the native windows drivers. I've investigated using the native windows drivers, but flat out can't get anything to print with those installed in samba. Printing directly from that box is fine, its only from remote windows boxes that it chokes. Running out of options and the natives are growing restless. I miss anything?