Printing from Windows 2000
peter at cadcamlab.org
Fri Jun 30 04:38:00 GMT 2000
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[Stamatis Kantartzis <snk7 at hotmail.com>]
> Hello all...I was having incredible difficulty in setting up my HP
> Color LaserJet 4500
Ooooh, nice printer. (: And I mean friggin' *nice* printer.
> to be shared on a Caldera 2.3 Linux server with access to it from
> Windows 2000 machines.
Which version of Samba are you using? I believe Caldera 2.3 shipped
some time before Samba 2.0.7, so you are likely using 2.0.6. There
*is* a difference -- several known Win2k bugs were fixed in 2.0.7. I
don't recall if any of them had to do with printing.
> I can log on to the printer through smbclient (but don't know how or
> what to print from there)
try the command "trans; print /etc/passwd" or "trans; print -" if
you're piping from stdin (from a script, most likely). The "trans"
command prevents stair-stepping. (Not a problem for PostScript, but it
can be for plain text, depending on how you're set up. It can't hurt,
> When I click to print a test page, it says "unable to create print
> job," and, of course, nothing happens.
You have installed the print driver from Win2k? This is one thing
Samba won't do: NT-style print driver sharing.
Here's another thought: try
copy c:\autoexec.bat \\caldera\hp4500
where "c:\autoexec.bat" is a test page of some sort and
"\\caldera\hp4500" is your print share. Whether that works or not may
narrow down your problem a little.
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