Win2k NOT print to SAMBA

Joel Hammer Joel at
Wed Oct 10 13:27:03 GMT 2001

It is very unlikely that both your windows clients and your linux clients
can print to the same queue on your samba box, unless the printer is a post
script one and windows will send it post script formatted documents. (I have
no experience with post script printers)
Look in your /etc/printcap, and see if you have some sort of raw or
unfiltered print cap entry for you printer. That is the queue you may have to use to process
print jobs from your windows clients.
Another wrinkle is two way communication between he the PC and the printer.
Some printer configurations require it.
That may not be possible if the printer is attached to a linux server.


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