Unable to connect to printer

Peter Samuelson peter at cadcamlab.org
Thu May 11 05:11:21 GMT 2000

[jahall at nea.org <jahall at nea.org>]
> I am running SAMBA TNG 2.5 on a RedHat 6.1 box.  Everything within
> SAMBA is working great except for printing.
> When I try to connect to the printer using the Add Printer icon, I
> receive the following message "Could not connect to the printer.  The
> printer name is invalid."  However, I am able to add the printer
> using net use lpt1: \\servername\printername.

Some mention of your client software might help.  From the mention of
"lpt1:", can we assume it is a Microsoft operating system?  If so,
which one?  Yes, it does make a difference.


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