[Samba] Problems with CUPS and a networked epson printer

Frank Fürst ffrank at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Jun 14 12:02:02 GMT 2002

"Van Sickler, Jim" <vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com> schrieb:

> disable bidirectional printing on the
> (windows) printer's Port properties.

How can I do this? In Win95, when I click on "configure port" (or
whatever it is in english, we have a german version), it says that this
port cannot be configured. In WinNT, there are two variants.

On most of the computers, there's only the usual ports on the "ports"
tab (or however it's called in english): LPT1-3, COM1-4, and file. There
is no "Samba Printer Port" at all, and when I want to leave this tab, it
says "you have to chose at least one port" - I only get out by clicking
cancel. On this tab, the "Enable bidirectional communication" checkbox
(again, back-translated from german) is active and checked for the HP
Laserjet 2200d, which is working, and unchecked and inactive for the
Epson printer.

On one computer running NT it's different: This one is in fact a virtual
PC through vmware on my Linux notebook. There's one "Generic PS Printer"
(Adobe), and in its properties there are the usual ports like LPT1, and
file (to which this printer is attached). In the printer properties of
the other two printers (LJ and Epson on samba) these ports are
missing. But it has a "Samba Printer Port" which has on it all the
printers known to the servers's CUPS, even one that is not installed
(because it's not raw). The checkbox beneath "Enable bidirectional
communication" is unchecked but inactive, like on the other NT machines.

I tried to install the drivers on the server, following exactly the
instructions in htmldocs/printer_driver2.html and "Setting drivers for
existing printers". It _seemed_ to work, but when all the files had been
copied to [print$], an error message said something like "It was
impossible to switch to the new configuration. The original
configuration is restored". The log file is rather lengthy at level 3, I
attach it as bz2-zipped file. When I acknoledge the error message and
try to leave the dialog box by "OK", I get another error: "Printer
properties could not be saved. Access denied." I think that corresponds
to the log file entry

[2002/06/14 20:42:33, 3] rpc_server/srv_pipe.c:api_rpcTNP(1180)
  api_rpcTNP: pipe 30158 rpc command: SPOOLSS_SETPRINTER
[2002/06/14 20:42:33, 3] rpc_server/srv_spoolss_nt.c:update_printer(5200)
  update_printer: printer property change denied by handle

near the end. Could it be that I have a permission problem? (I can
change properties of network printer with locally installed drivers).

I am really interested in resolving this problem, and I can give you a
lot of information or test things, if you have any suggestions. I'll
leave soon and won't be back reading my mail before saturday evening (in
Europe, CEST), but I will have access to mail and the computers in
question on sunday (and the following week, as long as my colleagues
don't force me to revert to lprng because they need the color printer; I
hope they don't).

The system is Debian Linux, with cups-1.1.14, samba-2.2.4 and kernel

Bye, Frank

Frank Fürst, physikalische Biochemie, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Tel.: +49-331-977-5244		Fax: +49-331-977-5062

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