[Samba] Can't print from applications in W2K to Samba (version 2.2.3a, Debian woody)

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat May 4 08:15:02 GMT 2002

I assume by this line:
"Printing to the printer directly attached to my W2K client works fine, too. "
you mean the LBP-1000 works fine attached to your W2K client.

Although there may be other problems (filtering comes to mind. You
aren't trying to filter the job on the linux server, are you?) I had
an identical problem with a lexmark z53, with the same error message.
The problem was two way communications. Some printers expect to be able
to talk back to the PC. Two way communication is not  possible, as far
as I know, with a samba server. I found an option in my lexmark driver
configuration, on the windows PC, to turn off two way communication. Then,
all worked fine.


On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 09:01:21PM +1000, Andree Leidenfrost wrote:
> Dear all
> I am currently setting up a Samba server and am experiencing a bit of a
> problem with printing:
> I have a Canon LBP-1000 connected to the Samba server via the parallel
> port. Printing directly from the machine works fine. Printing to the
> printer directly attached to my W2K client works fine, too. When I try
> to print from the W2K client to the printer connected to the Samba
> server, however, I get the following error in e.g. Notepad:
> 	Could not start print job.
> The print queue can be looked at just fine from the client. Test page
> printing works sort of: The font is different, it prints a number of
> weird characters but also most of the Windows printer test page.
> No idea whether these two problems are related.
> Samba is configured as PDC and I use a domain account for all this.
> I looked at the Samba HOWTO and other documentation. I checked out
> groups.google.com and it looks like some other people are experiencing
> the same problem but never received an answer. I also searched the MS KB
> and came across Q257709 and Q121074. Is that related?
> Best regards & it would be unreal if you could help me with this one
> Andree
> PS: I'm not currently subscribed to the list so cc'ing me would be very
> helpful. Let me know if you think I should subscribe...
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> Andree Leidenfrost
> Sydney - Australia
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