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Overhauling CUPS: Pushing Windows Printer Drivers - page 5

The Easy Way: Buy The Right Printer

  • July 27, 2006
  • By Carla Schroder

Download and unpack the CUPS Windows drivers, currently cups-windows-6.0-source.tar.gz. Enter the source directory and run this command:

# make install
Creating directory /usr/share/cups/drivers...
Installing cups6.inf...

Installing cups6.ini...
Installing cupsps6.dll...
Installing cupsui6.dll...

Now you need either the Postscript drivers copied from a Windows PC, or get the Adobe drivers, winsteng.exe. They're all the same; get the Adobe drivers if you can't find them on your Windows PC.

To use the Adobe drivers, download and install them on a Windows system. You don't need a printer, you just want to extract the files. On Windows 2000/XP, look for the windowssystem32spooldriversw32x86 directory. On Windows 9x/ME look for the WIN40 directory. Copy the contents of these directories into /usr/share/cups/drivers directory on the Samba/CUPS server. This is how it looks for Windows 2000/XP:

cups6.ini
cupsps6.dll
cupsui6.dll
ps5ui.dll
pscript5.dll
pscript.hlp
pscript.ntf

Add these for Windows 9x/ME:

adfonts.mfm
adobeps4.drv
adobeps4.hlp
iconlib.dll
psmon.dll

Be to sure to convert all filenames to lowercase. If you don't cupsaddsmb won't work.

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