[Samba] Re: Print server on all linux network

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Fri Oct 4 10:58:01 GMT 2002

> Message: 28
> From: Dan Sawyer <dsawyer at blenderwars.com>
> Organization: ArtisticWhispers/Blenderwars
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 12:47:27 -0700
> Subject: [Samba] Print server on all linux network
> Hash: SHA1
> Hello, everyone - 
> I've been trying for two weeks now to get my print server operational under 
> Samba.  After walking through the howtos and tweaking the configs per spec, 
> it just ain't working.  Printing from a client machine sends, and then 
> nothing happens.  No error messages or anything similar.
> Printing from the server works fine, but not from the clients.  
> Setup: 
> 4 machine network, 3 clients, 1 samba file/print server
> SuSE 7.3 running on all machines.
> HP 2P parallel printer on lp0 of server
> What else can I tell you to help figure this out?

I don't think samba needs to be in this equation at all. samba is mainly 
for networking between unix and windows. If you don't have windows 
boxen, you shouldn't even need to have samba installed.

The easiest way to get printing to work for multiple linux machines is 
to use CUPS.

Install and start cups on all the machines, configure the printer on the 
server, and within 5 minutes all the machines should see the printer 
(via lpstat -t, and the queue via lpq).

I don't know if SuSE 7.3 has CUPS, Mandrake has worked out-the-box for 
CUPS (and samba for our windows machines) since about 7.2 (before that 
Mandrake used lpr).

You may have more luck on an SuSE specific list .... (my suggestion 
would be to run 'printerdrake', but it would only apply for Mandrake).


|----------------Registered Linux User #182071-----------------|
Buchan Milne                Mechanical Engineer, Network Manager
Cellphone * Work            +27 82 472 2231 * +27 21 8828820x121
Stellenbosch Automotive Engineering         http://www.cae.co.za
GPG Key                   http://ranger.dnsalias.com/bgmilne.asc
1024D/60D204A7 2919 E232 5610 A038 87B1 72D6 AC92 BA50 60D2 04A7

More information about the samba mailing list