[Samba] printing and other questions
Yousef I. Adan
yousef at emirates.net.ae
Tue Dec 3 19:06:01 GMT 2002
Thanks for the hint. It did not do the trick for me.
I'll keep trying. Think about any other trick. Mine is so simple I think
that everybody is overlooking.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jean-Francois Pelletier" <jf at heartsome.net>
To: "Yousef I. Adan" <yousef at emirates.net.ae>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] printing and other questions
I had exactly the same problem as you last week. So maybe it's the same
solution? I could see the printer from Win XP, but when I printed
nothing happened. What gave me the clue for solving the problem is when
I tried to print a test page from Windows XP; it said "Access Denied"
(but the other applications would apparently print just fine, no error
messages, but nothing came out of the printer).
I solved this by giving rwx right to everybody for my spool directory.
Actually, I didn't use /var/spool/samba but the one created when I
installed my printer under Linux. In my case:
/var/spool/lpd/Brother_HL-1650. When I gave rwx permissions to
/Brother_HL-1650 then it worked perfectly.
Hope that this helps!
Le mar 03/12/2002 à 13:31, Yousef I. Adan a écrit :
> I am facing a little problem with printing.
> Linux Box RH 8.0 Samba 2.2.7. Everything was OK. Dunno what I did. Now,
eventhough I can see the printer share and connect to it from my WXP PRO,
when I send a print, nothing happens. Even If I watch the queue from the
WXP, I can see that nothing is going thru this port. Where is the file
going? If I check the printer properties (ports), it seems that this
particular printer is not point to anywhere. I don't even know whether the
problem is from the XP side or Linux side. I know that the printer is
configured properly on the Linux and is printing from there. I am attaching
my SMB.conf as it's now. I am not a Linux expert. Just starting, so don't
take for granted that I checked the easiest parts even. Thanks in advance.
> #======================= Global Settings
> # workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
> workgroup = WXPGRP
> # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
> server string = Samba Server
> printcap name = /etc/printcap
> load printers = yes
> printing = lprng
> log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
> max log size = 0
> security = user
> encrypt passwords = yes
> smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
> unix password sync = Yes
> passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
> passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
> pam password change = yes
> obey pam restrictions = yes
> dns proxy = no
> #============================ Share Definitions
> comment = Home Directories
> browseable = no
> writable = yes
> valid users = %S
> create mode = 0664
> directory mode = 0775
> comment = All Printers
> path = /var/spool/samba
> browseable = yes
> # Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
> guest ok = no
> writable = no
> printable = yes
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