[Samba] smbclient & printing on win2k box with HP Deskjet 560C (Drivers?) SMB 2.2.3a - Kernel 2.4.7, red hat 7.2
barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Fri May 3 10:21:03 GMT 2002
> On Thu, 02 May 2002 00:13, you wrote:
> > You don't need samba to print, just smbclient. That is, you don't need to
> > be running a samba server.
> > Since you don't have much time and don't want to mess around with a lot of
> > stuff, here is the quick and dirty way. Assuming your printer is
> > postscript, just print your document in postscript format to a file.
> > Then,
> > smbclient -L Win2kServer
> > and see what the name of the printer share is.
> > Then:
> > smbclient //Win2kServer/PrinterShare
> > Do the password stuff
> > print YourFile
> > quit
> OK, good so far. I was already using samba for files etc. and was totally
> content. Now I get an access problem:
> smbclient //athlon/printer (passwd stuff)
> smb: \> print ./print.txt (or print.txt or even whole pathname)
> ERRDOS - ERRbadaccess (Invalid open mode.) opening remote file print.txt-2348
Check on the w2k side. w2k can print direktly to the LPT or to a
spooler. One of this way is wrong when using the smbclient-comand.
It's well hidden in the printer set-up.
> The file location of print.txt should be right (/home/<myuser>/print.txt &
> lcd show that directory). Print --help tells me that it prints LOCAL files,
> so that should be alright. I think this would be an user/passwd issue. But
> for the files it works allright. And the printer runs exactly under the same
> permissions, for the same user, with the same passwd. And printing with win2k
> on my system works over the network, so I dont get why? You seem to be quite
> knowledgable about this, so please tell me more. Thank you so much so far.
> One more question: what does postscript do? What's it for? Should be basic,
> but still, sometimes I fall over words which seem to be so obvious but dont
> know what they mean ;-). Is postscript "easy" to install on my win2k box?
> > You can make this one command with:
> > cat YourFile | smbclient //Win2kServer/PrinterShare PasswordStuff -c "
> > print -" If you leave out the PasswordStuff you will be prompted for it.
> > If you have to filter your job for your printer (ie. It doesn't know
> > postscript), then things get slightly more complicated.
> > You will have to find a gs device for your printer. Man gs.
> > Joel
> > On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 08:22:15PM +1200, Diembo wrote:
> > > Hi LUs,
> > >
> > > I dont have much time at the moment to read tons of documentation. So, I
> > > would like to ask a hopefully easy to answer question.
> > >
> > > Samba is running alright with me, smbclient works fine, but I would like
> > > to print from my Linux box over LAN to a printer (HP 560C) connected to a
> > > win2k box. Because I can't afford a better or second printer & I also
> > > havent got enough room for it really I would like to print my Linux-stuff
> > > over LAN.
> > >
> > > Anyway, how do I do that? I read a bit about smbclient and a printer
> > > script and that you need special drivers but I couldn't work it out so
> > > far. If anyone could give me an efficient solution for this I would be
> > > very greatful, because I am sick of booting windows every time I want to
> > > do an assignment and need to use a word processor. I would also like to
> > > use one of the KDE-word processors because the amount of choice is so
> > > much bigger.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > regards
> > > Tim
> > >
> > > PS: Is there anybody in this mailing list, by accident situated in
> > > Palmerston North (New Zealand) and knows about a local LUG?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Diembo working O Linux :-P
> > >
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