[Samba] weird loop selecting print driver from w2k client w/ samba 2.2.5 w/ patches

Martin Zielinski mz at seh.de
Thu Aug 29 04:13:00 GMT 2002

On Thursday 29 August 2002 14:19, daniel.jarboe at custserv.com wrote:

> After uploading the print drivers from w2k and pressing OK or Apply...
> or selecting this printer from the uploaded drivers and pressing OK and
> Apply, the printer properties window hourglasses and my machine logs
> fill up with the messages below.  The general idea is, it opens the 15
> files that were uploaded for the drivers.  Then reopens and closes each
> one, then closes them all.  This process is repeated over and over again
> while windows print properties shows the hourglass.  I've been able to
> upload and use generic windows drivers for other printers just fine, but
> when I did this one "from disk" using the manufacturer's OEMSETUP.INF
> for this printer (no generic windows driver available), I get this
> problem when I press the final OK or Apply.
> Trying a test print fails with the error message: " "Test page failed to
> print.  Would you like to view the print trouble shooter for assitance?
>  Operation could not be completed."  First I thought something funky
> with winbind was going on because sometimes in the machine log I saw
> jarboed, and other times my_dom+jarboed, but turned out open reports it
> just as jarboed and close as my_dom+jarboed.  Any ideas out there?
> [2002/08/28 11:45:38, 2] smbd/open.c:open_file(233)
>   jarboed opened file W32X86/2/KcNtKrnl.dll read=Yes write=No (numopen=1)


> This worked fine with w2k print server, and the drivers appeared to
> upload fine:
> $ ls /usr/local/samba/printers/W32X86/2
> KC3D0213.DAT  KCMV3D.INI    KcNtUI.dll   KCPDLXL.DLL   KcRes.dll
> KcFSMain.dll  KcNtCore.dll  KCPDL5E.DLL  KcProEpi.dll  KMAGFA1.FDF
> KcMV3Da.dll   KcNtKrnl.dll  KCPDLPS.DLL  KcRdrGdi.dll  KMKM5530.MDX
> What level of logs would be helpful in better diagnosing the problem?
> RH 7.2 (LPRng), winbind, NT PDC, NT WINS server, samba 2.2.5-1 with the
> following patches from
> http://us4.samba.org/samba/ftp/patches/jerry/post-2.2.5/:
>  Makefile.in.patch       26-Jul-2002 08:18     1k
>  ldap_start_tls.patch    24-Jun-2002 16:11     1k
>  samba-2.2.5-printing..> 27-Aug-2002 21:17    30k
> Thank you,
> ~ Daniel

Sorry, i got no solution, but would like to know,  what printer and driver you 
are using?
I found some of the driver names on an Olivetti page, but the list looks to me 
like Kyocera KX drivers.
I had similar reproducable problems with KX drivers running mad. I daresay, 
they are definitly buggy. Still in the case that my guess was right, i would 
suggest to try out the classical drivers from Kyocera. These seem to cause no 
problems with Samba.

Martin Zielinski       mz at seh.de

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