SAMBA digest 2250 - Parameter is incorrect
amn at cromemco.com
Tue Sep 28 10:08:25 GMT 1999
Matthew Vanecek wrote:
>I set up a new printer on my Linux box, an Epson Stylus Color 740. I
>had previously been using an EPson Stylus Color IIs. I got the printer
>working nicely in Linux, but I can not print to the printers I set up in
>/etc/printcap via samba from NT anymore. I.e., it worked with the IIs,
>but not with the 740. I didn't change anything in smb.conf.
>NT lets me install the printers via samba, but not print to them. It
>always returns a message that "The parameter is incorrect". Is there
>any way to find out what parameter it's barfing on, and how to fix it?
>I checked the system and samba logs, and there's nothing there about
>I have samba 2.0.5, NT WS 4.0, SP5, and the Epson printer
>drivers/software. I'm kinda wondering if the Epson software is getting
>in the way, but it won't let me install the drivers without installing
>the software. However, if I could massage the parameters samba receives
>a little, I might be able to get it to work...if I knew how to capture
I have made similar experiences. But I am not sure if I have the reason,
the solution or just stupid information for you.
It is not a problem with your particular driver. I receive this message
when printing to our HP LJ5Si after I have restarted Samba without
restarting my NT-box, that was already connected to the Samba server.
My NT setup is in such a way that the NT box is mounting a Samba share via
the user profile. As far as I remember right it is not enough to fix the
problem just to re-login into NT you have to reboot.
It seems to me that the problem is caused by a synchronization problem
between the restartet Samba server an the running NT.
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