[Samba] Win2k explorer.exe dies when dealing with printers

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Aug 14 21:12:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Llu'is Batlle wrote:

> Hi there.
> I've been some days dealing with printing problems in Win2k clients, having
> a Samba 2.2.5 parched with "parse_sec.patch" as a printer server.
> When I try to print anything, explorer.exe dies. Sometimes dies spoolsv.exe,
> or sometimes all the system locks (it may be because explorer do not restart).

Try setting "default devmode = yes" for this printer.

> It happens to all my Win2k clients with Service Pack 2, and only when using
> HP drivers made by HP. If I use HP printer drivers made by Microsoft, I don't
> have any problem. 

The driver son the MS install CD are very stripped down and are really not 
the same drivers as the ones HP distributes.

> I also have an IBM Infoprint 12, and it doesn't give any
> problem with its drivers.
> The problem is related to HP drivers (latest versions).
> The HP printers I deal with are:
> - Two HP DeskJet 1220C
> - Two HP DeskJet 920C
> - One HP BusinessInkJet 2230
> - One HP DesignJet 750C+

cheers, jerry
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