[Samba] printer driver installation yet again (as if anyone here cared...)

peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Thu Feb 28 17:14:03 GMT 2002

Hi Mathias,
I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help, but at least you
know someone read your message.
I guess most people only read the messages if they find
the subject interesting, or if they have recently dealt with
the subject.

In my case, I have just been learning about the driver upload/download.

Just out of curiosity, which version of Samba are you using?




     got a samba server which serves tons of printers. ok, 70. With some of
     them, driver installation from a win2k client works, with some it
     doesnt. printers are ALL configured the same in smb.conf:

     [(name in unix printing system)]
          comment = model of printer
          path = /tmp
          printable = yes
          browseable = yes

     for example:
          comment = Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4000 N
          path = /tmp
          printable = Yes

          comment = Hewlett Packard LaserJet 4050 N
          path = /tmp
          printable = Yes

     now comes the trick part: when I go to 'new driver' in the printer
     properties dialogbox for ljwega and set a new driver, driver gets
     uploaded to samba server. when I do the same for ljwasat, the driver is
     installed locally.

     any hints?

     in fact, does anybody READ this?



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