[Samba] Samba on MacOSX and printing

maraqas maraqas at libero.it
Fri Apr 11 06:57:43 GMT 2003

Hi all,
    an iBook running Mac OS X 10.2 recently joined my little network, so
i did configure it for using a Windows shared printer (HP Officejet G55),
naturally through SMB protocol. I used CUPS for setting it up. Now, the
problem: if i try to print from the iBook, the printer takes about 10
for throwing out each page and the document seems to be continuously spooled
up to windows. This is what i mean: when you send a job from iBook, in the
Win spooler you see something like this

Status: spooling-printing; Size: 320 KB/480 KB

Then both the spooled size and the to-be-spooled size increase slowly (very
and after a couple of minutes you see e.g.

Status: spooling-printing; Size: 450 KB/560 KB

 ... Some additional info:

Windows PC:

OS: win2k pro
CPU: 1,3 GHz AMD Athlon
RAM: 512 MB
Printer is connected via USB and works perfectly from Win2K


CPU: G3 800 MHz
RAM: 384 MB
Printer works great when directly connected to the iBook
Don't know which version of Samba running on it (how can i get this

Really can't imagine the cause of this problem. Has anyone experienced

Thank you


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