Samba 2.2.0 printing problem (not driver upload related)

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Mon May 7 19:51:52 GMT 2001

"Fouquet, Errol" wrote:
> OK ... this is kind of lengthy:
> I've got a real "show stopper" of a problem with my Samba 2.2.0 print
> server. I'm currently in the process of a proof of concept project here at
> work. I'm lobbying very strongly for a Samba solution for our heterogeneous
> environment of both Windows clients (W2K) and UNIX workstations (Solaris
> 2.6, 2.8). I began doing testing in conjunction with the PC team in
> comparing their W2K print server with my Samba box (RedHat 7.0 on a Power
> Edge 2400). Just when it looked as though Samba was eating the W2K box's
> lunch ... a problem. Driver download to W2K clients works fine, printing
> works fine, but any attempt by a W2K client to access printing preferences
> causes a problem.
> Here's what we're seeing:
> If a W2K client machine attempt to access "Printing Preferences..." from any
> of the Samba printer's properties, they get a Windows fatal message:
>         Function address 0x23d5bf9 caused a protection fault. (exception
> code 0xc0000005)
>         The application property sheet page(s) may not function properly.
> If a W2K client machine attempts to access "Properties" from a File->Print
> dialog, they get the same error.
> This never happens when they are dealing with a W2K printer (shared printer
> from the W2K server)!
> The W2K clients can print just fine through Samba ... but are not able to
> access additional properties.
> I've saved a debug level 10 log file ... if anyone (Jerry?) wants to look at
> it.
> Unfortunately, unless I can remedy this soon, we'll be doomed to use W2K as
> our print server solution :-P

What is the printer driver you're using here ?

I'd like to see the debug level 10 log please.



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