Cups Pdf


OSNN Senior Addict
13 Mar 2005
I have tried forever to google this topic but nn one seems to know so i was wondering if anyone here knew......

I setup CUPS-PDF and the deviceURI is cups-pdf:/ i would like to change that..... so research shows i have to change the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file to be something like....

Out /home/${USER}/Desktop WHAT I REALLY PUT WAS /exports/pdfs (samba share)

doesnt seem to change it to that in the localhost:631 settings page.......i have restarted cups and stop/started the printer nothing works am i missing something?


OSNN Senior Addict
13 Mar 2005
Hi i have setup a CUps-PDF printer... works fine for local host printing.... im trying to get it to work so windows clients can print to it but no luck........ im using Samba to do this but not sure what i am missing every time i print it doesn't go through.... but locally it does .... cant figure out why. Here is my smb.conf

# smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
# version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
# samba-doc package is installed.
# Date: 2007-09-22
workgroup = mshome
netbios = Suse
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
load printers = Yes
use client driver = Yes
map to guest = Bad User
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
logon drive = P:
usershare allow guests = Yes
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
domain logons = Yes
domain master = Yes
local master = Yes
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
security = user
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S, %D%w%S
browseable = No
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
comment = Network Profiles Service
path = %H
read only = No
store dos attributes = Yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
comment = All users
path = /home
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
comment = All groups
path = /home/groups
read only = No
inherit acls = Yes
comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = Yes
guest ok = Yes
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
# comment = Network Logon Service
# path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
# write list = root
comment =
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
guest ok = Yes
printing = CUPS
#use client driver = Yes
comment =
inherit acls = No
path = /var/spool/cups-pdf/ANONYMOUS
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
writeable = Yes


Glaanies script monkey
Political Access
16 Feb 2003
You shouldn't have to have the last two sections, you are already sharing all printers with the [printers] section. Does cups-pdf show up in smbtree?


OSNN Senior Addict
13 Mar 2005
The very last is the folder where the pdfs get printed toooo... ill remove the cups-pdf printer part

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