Printing from Windows 2000 to Linux

Stephen Foley stephenf at
Sun Mar 4 04:52:45 GMT 2001

Hi Joe

Thanks for the help I finally found including the "print command" and 
"printing" lines fixed the problem

         printable = yes
         print command = /usr/bin/lpr -r  %s
         printer = lp
         printing = BSD
         read only = yes
         guest ok = yes
         browseable = No



At 07:47 AM 1/03/2001 -0800, Joachim Feise wrote:
>Stephen Foley wrote:
> >
> > I keep getting this error when I attempt to print from Windows 2000 to 
> my printer attached to my Linux Server.
> >
> > "Test page failed to print. Would you like to view the print trouble 
> shooter for assistance? Unable to create a print
> > job."
>Which version of Samba?
>I ran into the same problem with 2.2.0-alpha2, and traced it back to a 
>change in the
>printer installation procedure.
>If you are using 2.2.0, make sure that the printer is connected to a local 
>port called
>'Samba Printer Port'. You may need to reinstall the printer. Make sure you 
>set the
>'Printer Driver' line in your smb.conf so that W2K knowns which printer 
>driver to
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