Couldn't find <printer name>

Phillip E. Ganze ganze at
Wed Jan 10 21:46:28 GMT 2001

I am using samba 2.2 alpha1 and have gotten it to work properly with
DCE/DFS.  I can get into the folders shares but I get an error message
when trying to access the printers.  When I start up smbd & nmbd with
'-d A'  for debugging I get the message 'Couldn't find <printer name>'
I get this for each printer.  Below is how I have my printing configured
in smb.conf

   load printers = yes
   printcap name = lpstat
   printing = sysv
   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba/tmp
   browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Phillip E. Ganze
Senior Systems Integrator
University at Buffalo, SENS
108 Bell Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: (716) 645-3797 x2175
Fax: (716) 645-3704
E-mail: ganze at

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