[Samba] i can't print directly to my samba printer server...

oarojo at intermediacorp.com oarojo at intermediacorp.com
Thu Oct 17 09:19:37 GMT 2002

Please Help!

I'm trying to setup windows printer sharing using SAMBA installed on my
Linux box (Redhat 7.3 as printer server) and windows 2000 pro as my client.
My win2k clients are connected to a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) running
windows 2000 server. Domain name is "WWW".

When trying to connect to the printer in WIn2k, I get a message saying:
"The server for the printer does not have the correct printer driver
installed.", giving  me the choice of selecting a printer driver, or
canceling the

I installed the HP Deskjet 710c printer driver on the win2k machine.
After installation of the driver, "Access denied, unable to connect"
appears next to the icon int the "Printers and Faxes" window.

When I try to print to the network printer, I get a very general error

However when i examine the samba logs, it says something like:

[2002/10/17 15:05:58, 0] printing/printing.c:print_job_start(951)
  print_job_start: insufficient permissions to open spool
file /var/spool/lpd/hp710c/smbprn.000018.32uUQe.

I've already changed the mode of /var/spool/lpd/hp710c/ to 0777 and change
file ownership to "root" instead of "lp" but it still didn't worked at all!

By the way, here's my samba config:

   workgroup = WWW
   netbios name = PRINTER SERVER
   security = SHARE
   encrypt passwords = Yes
   printing = bsd
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   log file = /var/log/samba-log.%m
   lock directory = /var/lock/samba

   comment = All Printers
   security = server
   path = /var/spool/lpd/hp710c
   browseable = no
   printable = yes
   public = yes
   writable = no
   create mode = 0700

   security = server
   path = /var/spool/lpd/hp710c
   printer name = hp710c
   writable = yes
   public = yes
   printable = yes
   print command = lpr -r -h -P %p %s
   user client drivers = yes

and also my /etc/printcap file:


Any help here would be greatly appreciated!



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