uploading printer drivers

Edel Claes edel.claes at mtecservice.com
Mon Sep 24 07:47:02 GMT 2001


I'm having a little problem with my samba print server. 
I'm running samba 2.2.1a on a redhat 7.1 distro.

I want to use the print$ share, so I can upload print drivers from a windows 
2000 machine. I configured the print$ part in the smb.conf, made the 
directory and the subdir W32X86. They all have the appropriate permissions. 

When I try to upload drivers for an existing printer, I cannot upload all 
drivers. I have 2 xerox printers and 1 qms network printer, they are all 
configured nicely on the samba server, and are working. So, like said in the 
howto, on the windows machine, I go to the printer on the samba print server, 
I right-click and choose "properties". Then I go to the "advanced" tab, and 
choose "New driver...".

Strangly, this only works for some drivers, not for all drivers. I can upload 
an HP 4L driver, which ends up in the print$/W32X86 directroy as it should. 
But i can't upload the right Xerox drivers ... When i try to do that, the 
following error occurs : "The printer driver you selected is either not 
compatible with your current version of windows, or it may not be available."

I'm quite sure the driver is available and compatible with the current 
version of windows, as the drivers can be installed locally ...

I also tried to copy the drivers (which can be found when installed on the 
windows machine under c:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\ ) manually to 
the print$ share, but still, they won't be recognized ...

Does anyone have a clue about what could be going wrong?

Than you very much.


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