[CentOS] [SOLVED] CUPS LAN printing problem (from Vista)
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Tue Jul 19 09:33:04 UTC 2011
On Monday 18 July 2011 20:59:18 Keith Roberts wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Keith Roberts wrote:
> > To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> > From: Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>
> > Subject: Re: [CentOS] CUPS LAN printing problem (from Vista)
> > On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> >> From: m.roth at 5-cent.us
> >> Subject: Re: [CentOS] CUPS LAN printing problem (from Vista)
> >> Keith Roberts wrote:
> >>> I have my main machine running Centos 5.6, and it has a HP
> >>> Deskjet 810c printer physically attached to it. CUPSD
> >>> broadcasts in on my LAN as the default printer. I can print
> >>> to the default HP printer over the LAN, from a laptop
> >>> running Centos 5.6.
> >>> However, I do have problems trying to print to this
> >>> same printer over the LAN, from a laptop running
> >>> M$ Vista.
> >>> Has anyone been able to print from a machine running M$
> >>> Windoze Vista to their CUPS LAN printer running on Centos
> >>> 5.x please. All I need to know is yes, this works, or no
> >>> it's not possible.
> >> <snip>
> >> Dunno 'bout 5.6, but 5.4, 5.5, sure. We had people doing that.
> > Thanks Mark - that's all I need to know.
> > If it works for 5.4/5 there's not reason for it not to work
> > on 5.6
> > Now I know it's possible to do, I will spend time on reading
> > the documentation and seeking a solution myself.
> > I'm not looking to be spoon fed three times daily - LOL!
> OK, thanks again for confirming that Mark. I have it working
> now fine. Here are the notes I've made for the next time I
> have to reinstall Windoze Bista.
> Install Wireshark, and then install the HP Deskjet 810c
> Inkjet printer driver. (Use the 812c - it's close enough)
> Notes for setting up CUPS HP Deskjet 810c printer
> to be able to print across LAN from Vista Home.
> Install the printer following this guide:
> Using Wireshark Network Analyser I got the following error under
> the IPP menu when trying to print a test document:
> Status-code: client-error-document-format-not-supported
> Googling for that returned the following forum article:
> Following the above article and making the suggested changes
> fixed the printing from Vista to Centos 5.6 CUPS problem:
> The problem
> Printing fails from Windows, with the following message in
> /var/log/cups/access_log (on the linux box):
> Print-Job client-error-document-format-not-supported
> The solution ?
> Make sure you've enabled support for Windows PCL drivers.
> Uncomment application/octet-stream in /etc/cups/mime.types
> and uncomment application/octet-stream in /etc/cups/mime.convs.
> I made those changes, actually created a local.types and local.convs file
> in /etc/cups/ and stopped and restarted the cups server.
> Restarting the print job under Vista, and the printer responded
> immediately. The Status-code in Wireshark has now changed to
> I got a Windows Printer Test Page with details of the printer
> setup, and Additional files used by this driver."
Thanks for sharing this information Keith :)
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