SAMBA digest 2174

David Crisp dcrisp at
Wed Jul 21 23:56:03 GMT 1999

Hi Andrew, 

As I said, I checked for all the files mentioend and for this printer none
of them exist :(.   And this is the problem! :(   


David Crisp

At 03:57 PM 21/07/99 +0800, Andrew Howell wrote:
>On Wed, Jul 21, 1999 at 12:07:55PM +1000, samba at wrote:
>> Date:   Wed, 21 Jul 1999 11:46:14 +1000
>> From:   David Crisp <dcrisp at>
>> To:     samba at
>> Subject: Automatcally installing drivers for HP2000CN/HP890C
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>> Hi,   
>> Im trying to set an HP2000CN up on our network.   Most of the Config works
>> great. I can print to the printer remotly via samba etc with no problems.
>> The only problems I have are as follows:
>> 1)  I cant stop the LPD printing a cover sheet on each printout :(  WHile
>> this one is not technically a Samba problem,  THe following one is:
>> 2)  Im wanting to automatically install the printer drivers for the
>> Hp2000cn(and the Hp890c)  when you click on the Samba Shared Printer. 
>> The problem here is that I cant work out which drivers to  add to the
>> [printer$] defined directory.   Neither the msprint.inf msprint2.inf contain
>> the definitions for this printer as per the:
>>  PRINTER_DRIVER.txt for Samba release 1.9.18p10 20 Aug 1998 file.. 
>> And I cant find other refrences to the drivers required directly in any of
>> the HP Provided ini files :( 
>> I was wondering if anybody had some suggestions?  Or experiences
>The Printer_driver.txt file says you should check oem?.inf for drivers you
>installed yourself. I actually did this yesterday so it's a little clear in
>my mind more than usual. I was installing a HP 4050 driver and HP actually put
>it in hp4050.inf rather than one of the oem.inf files which was nice of them.
>Try just looking in c:\windows\inf sorted by date.
>basically just following what PRINTER_DRIVER.txt says worked perfectly for me.
>Andrew Howell
>Managing Director
>Informed Technology
>E-mail: andrew at
>Ph: 08 9380 4244  Fax: 08 9380 4354

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