[Samba] Re: driver download problem - win 98 + cups
hardyjm at potsdam.edu
Thu Apr 17 17:40:02 GMT 2003
Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks to the Cups mailing list for
theirs as well... 8 characters max in a printer name for full samba
functionality in Windows 98.
Here is a brief summary of my
situation for any other newbies (I myself am still very much one):
In windows 98, printer name:
> 13 characters: printer offline
<= 13 but > 8: ppd doesn't download, but can print with adobe drivers
<= 8: full functionality
I also tried an 8.3 printer name testtest.tst, which resulted in a ppd
of testtest.tst.ppd. This exhibited the same behavior that I had
before...namely no download but still can print because the Adobe
drivers came down.
Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> Jeff Hardy hardyjm at potsdam.edu
>> Wed Apr 16 12:04:25 GMT 2003
>> I'm having trouble with driver downloads to Win98 clients from a Cups
>> red hat 8.0 (2.4.18-26.8.0)
>> samba 2.2.8
>> I have windows clients successfully installing and printing to printers
>> over samba and macs over netatalk. I'm using the stock Adobe drivers.
>> Windows 2000 and Windows XP clients successfully grab drivers off of
>> the print$ share without a glitch. But Windows 98 gets stuck partway.
> My best guess is that you should try again with a printer name equal or
> less than 8 characters....
> Unforch, I don't have a Win 98 system around, but someone from the Samba
> Team will let me play with his for a while soon.
> While you're at it -- could you please try with an "8.3" filename too,
>> After it makes progress pulling the Adobe files off, it gets stuck on
>> the actuall ppd for the printer.
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