SAMBA_2_2 printer driver problem
john_wilson100 at excite.com
Tue May 8 22:42:20 GMT 2001
Thanks for your help -- it worked perfectly! It wasn't clear to me that I
had to browse to the actual printer share to add drivers (I used the Add
Printer "wizard" instead).
Please accept my apologies if this is the wrong list for this type of
question -- is there something like samba-questions?
P.S. I still don't understand why Windows shows two printer shares, one
under the Printers share, and the other one directly on the server -- and
why the latter is displayed incorrectly (the server name written twice) --
anyone want to resolve this?
On Tue, 8 May 2001 11:56:24 -0400, miker at incanta.net wrote:
> Here are the relevent sections from the smb.conf on my print server:
> printer admin = @ntadmin
> comment = Printer Drivers
> path = /usr/local/samba/pdrivers
> browsable = no
> read only = yes
> guest ok = yes
> write list = @ntadmin
> comment = Printer in S003A
> printer = tonerhog
> browseable = yes
> printable = yes
> public = yes
> writable = no
> create mode = 0700
> (and I am in the ntadmin UNIX group.) Now, on to the print$ path:
> [miker at igor samba]$ ls -l pdrivers/
> total 8
> drwxrwxr-x 3 root ntadmin 4096 Apr 18 11:52 W32X86
> drwxrwxr-x 3 root ntadmin 4096 Apr 18 11:46 WIN40
> Now, on any (preferabley) W2k or NT box in the domain, I log in as miker.
> Browse to the printer under the Printers share of the server, not the
> directly on the server, and right click-properties for the printer. On
> Sharing tab use 'Additional Drivers' to upload all of the drivers you
> need in order to support your client machines to the server. Other
> will then be able to autoinstall the drivers.
> On Monday 07 May 2001 19:11, you mumbled SAMBA_2_2 printer driver
> > Hi there!
> > I've just wiped out the company's NT server and installed FreeBSD on
> > I also installed samba-2.2.0, and it works really well -- grand job
> > The only problem I have is the printer setup.
> > First of all, I put the correct entry in /etc/printcap, and then copied
> > old directories C:\WINNT\system32\spool\...whatever...\W32X86 and WIN40
> > /usr/local/samba/printers, then put the corresponding entry in
> > required.
> > When I tried to add a printer from a Win2K client, I chose "Browse for
> > Printer" and then the first weird thing that happened was that for some
> > reason Windoze listed my printer twice, once under the server name, and
> > then again as one line with the printer name appended to the server:
> > -+SERVERNAME
> > -SERVERNAME\\SERVERNAME\printername
> > When I clicked on "+SERVERNAME", it expanded and *also* showed
> > "printername" (see below) -- so I had both entries listed, and the
> > one even correctly recognised my printer:
> > -SERVERNAME
> > --printername PS printer
> > -SERVERNAME\\SERVERNAME\printername HP LaserJet 4050 Series PS PS
> > printer
> > When I clicked "Next", Win2K complained that the printer driver
> > on the server is incorrect and offered to install a local printer. I
> > cancelled and deleted all the files from W32X86 and WIN40 directories
> > the server just to see what happens then, and when I repeated the same,
> > think this time Win2K said that there were no printer drivers installed
> > the server at all and offered to install locally again. When I
> > "OK" to install a local printer, everything worked (so it's not the end
> > the world :) but I would still like to work out a solution that would
> > me to install drivers from the server.
> > I thought it was a Win2k issue and tried the same on WinNT 4, alas with
> > same results. (If it matters, I used Win2K Advanced Server and WinNT
> > Enterprise Edition to add printers - don't have any NT workstations
> > And before you ask, yes, I made myself a printer admin (printer admin =
> > john in the [global] section), and changed the permissions on the
> > directories to make them writable by john, but that didn't change
> > I even thought that the drivers I used *were* incorrect, but then how
> > the same drivers on NT were used to install printers on Win2K clients
> > no problems whatsoever? Could it be that NT is looking for some
> > and samba is saying they don't exist because UFS is case-sensitive and
> > is not? Maybe I need to copy some other files from NT? BTW if any
> > you guys have got the same printer (HP LaserJet 4050) working, I would
> > appreciate if you could send me the files I need.
> > Heck, I can't even reproduce it anymore ever since I clicked "Yes" to
> > install a local driver; now Win2K knows that it has got the right
> > and doesn't even try to download from server!
> > Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. I'm using the latest CVS
> > branch).
> > John Wilson
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> Mike Rylander
> Senior Unix Administrator
> Incanta, Inc.
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