[Samba] Win 9x printer problem

John Benedetto jbenedet at unm.edu
Thu Aug 8 10:00:05 GMT 2002

I thought "lpt1" is a reserved name in Windows, and that might be causing 
problems for you.  Try renaming the printer and see if that makes a 
difference. (And *don't* change the name to "com1"! :-)

- john

--On Thursday, August 08, 2002 9:36 AM -0700 Vince Warde 
<vince at douloscomputer.com> wrote:

> I am continuing to struggle with a strange SAMBA Printing problem.  Here
> are the details:
> 1) NT based clients can log on as guests or as users and can print in
> either case with no problems.
> 2) Windows 9x clients can log in as either guest or as users and can
> access shares with no problems.
> 3) Windows 9x clients attempting to print directly to the SAMBA printer
> hang the print process and require a reboot
> 4) After capturing a printer port, the 9x clients can print by copying
> either a text or .prn file from the command prompt
> The Linux machine is running Red Hat 7.2 and the RAW printer is the only
> printer installed.
> Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
> [LPT1]
> 	path = /var/spool/samba
> 	read only = No
> 	guest ok = Yes
> 	printable = Yes
> 	printer name = LPT1
> 	oplocks = No

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