[Samba] Win2K Printer Driver Problems - Hi Jerry!!

SMITH Gregory C. gsmith at ahbl.ca
Tue Oct 8 17:16:02 GMT 2002

We are on 2.2.6Pre2 and if the patches are in you've just saved us some

Does smbstatus say 2.2.6Pre2?  Ours displays only 2.2.5.

However, as mentioned in another message we've found the problems occur if
we have a combination of HP4 and HP4000 drivers on the server.


-----Original Message-----
From: daniel.jarboe at custserv.com [mailto:daniel.jarboe at custserv.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 10:12 AM
To: gsmith at ahbl.ca
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'; WEBSTER, Greg
Subject: Re: [Samba] Win2K Printer Driver Problems - Hi Jerry!!

gsmith at ahbl.ca wrote:

>We will downgrade to 2.2.5 and try
>Jerry's patch.
"downgrade" to 2.2.5 from 2.2.5?  If you are actually at 2.2.6pre2, the 
printing patches are already in and downgrading to 2.2.5 w/ jerry's 
printing patch isn't going to help (might hurt)

>5. Respond "NO" to the "Install Driver now prompt"  - Question:  Why
>"No" at this point? All docs say to do so without explanation.
If you click yes you'll be installing the drivers locally on the PC, you 
want them installed on the samba server by uploading a new driver.

>9. On General tab, choose Printing Preferences - Basics and switch page
>layouts between portrait and landscape clicking OK in between to update the
>driver.  - I assume at this point the driver Devmode is being set, correct?
Correct, this executes the driver so you don't have a null devmode

>2. What could cause the spooler to crash so often when updating drivers?
Not much help here, but probably at least 1 of the following: buggy 
print drivers, buggy client, buggy samba

As for the rest of your questions, I'm just as anxious to hear the 
list's answers as you are :)
~ Daniel

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