cannot print using 2.2.3a (2.2.2 worked)
bernhard.hornung at streamgate.de
Sun Feb 10 04:41:09 GMT 2002
Today I tried to upgrade our 2.2.2 samba PDC to 2.2.3a.
Unfortunately the NT clients are no longer able to print to a samba served
printer. Switching back to samba 2.2.2 cured the problem.
Our samba server is a Red Hat 6.2 Linux box. It is set up as PDC. The printer
is a HP 4100 and the printer drivers are uploaded to the print$ share.
When we try to print from any application (we tried notepad and winword), the
event log of the NT box is filled up with the following messages (translated
Print driver HP LaserJet 4100 PCL 6 for Windows NT x86 Version-2 was added or
or updated. Files:-
The printing application seems to be in an infinite loop which generates the
entries in the event log - or the machine is so busy generating the log
entries, that nothing else repsonses. The only way to stop this is to end the
application by task manager.
It seems to be normal, that this event log entry is generated once or twice
during standard operation, because we saw them also with our original NT
We tried removing the printer driver on the samba server and on the local
machine, reinstalling everything, but nothing worked. Only when we switched
back to samba 2.2.2 it was OK. We tried this a couple of times, it was
Our smb.conf looks like follows (I stripped the things which I consider not
workgroup = VPMUC
domain admin group = +ntadmin
domain logons = Yes
printer admin = +ntadmin
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
path = /usr/local/samba/printers
guest ok = Yes
write list = +ntadmin,root
force group = ntadmin
force create mode = 0775
force directory mode = 0775
Any help would be really appreciated.
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