[Samba] Printer: User Intervention Required - Use Printer Offline

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon May 20 13:53:02 GMT 2002

I don't understand all the windows stuff, but, if you can need to send a
postscript job to linux from your windows box, use the HP laserjet III plus
driver. Works fine.

On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 08:40:36PM +0100, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> For some reason, I cannot get samba (or Win98, depending on how you look
> at it...) to allow a win98 client to print.
> I search the list archives, but I didn't find anything similar. So here
> goes.
> Symptoms:
> - Win98 client can access fileshares OK. The printers show up OK as well
>   in network neighbourhood.
> - On Linux, printing (lprng) works OK.
> - In win98, e.g.
>     dir > \\server\someprinter
>   *always* queues a job on the linux side. Just as expected.
> - When adding the printer on win98, the Add Printer wizard warns that
>   the printer is currently offline (its online, spooling and printing is
>   enabled on the linux side!?)
> Now for the really weird bit:
> When I add the printer as the *native* model (it's an Epson Stylus color
> 600), then printing a test page works (even though it won't let me
> untick the "Use Printer Offline"...)
> But I need to make windows believe that i have a postscript printer
> (works better with Quark that way). So I added the (same) printer, but
> this time with the "Digital turbo printerserver 20/net"; (magicfilter on
> the Linux side will take care of the postscript->epson conversion).
> But printing through this printer does *not* work; it just queues up on
> the windows side !? Even when trying to un-tick "Use Printer Offline",
> windows claims that it cannot connect to the printer share in question,
> as asks me to check cabling etc [expletive deleted]
> I realise that the above is (probably) not a samba problem, but a
> windows problem. But I'm out of ideas. Does this ring any bells for
> anyone? Feel free to point me at relevant documentation; I've been
> RTFM'ing quite a bit to fix this, but none of the FMs seem to mention
> anything similar...
> -- 
> Karl E. Jørgensen
> ... An rfc2324 advocate
> http://www.rfc.net/rfc2324.html
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