[Samba] Samba killing windows spool service

Curt Koehn c-koehn at bethel.edu
Fri Aug 16 05:42:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 05:02, Mark Vodden wrote:
> Thanks very much Curt,
> Where exactly in smb.conf did you place the "default devmode = yes"?  It is
> the same case for us, we have all HP printers and drivers.  

I put it in the [Printers] section.  Here is that section in my smb.conf

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = no
   read only = yes
   writable = no
   printable = yes
   printer admin = root xxxx xxxx xxxx
   default devmode = yes

> Also, I have installed a 2.2.5 binary, will the patch still work in the same
> way?

I had the 2.2.5 source rpm and applied the patches to it.  You have to
apply the patches to the source and rebuild the binary rpm.  I don't
know how familiar you are with RPMs but I've found the following
document very helpful and it discusses how to use patches (under


You also might want to check and see if these patches have been included
in the src rpm on the samba site.  

Curt Koehn
ITS Operations System Analyst
Bethel College
St. Paul, MN 55112

(651) 635-8618

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