[Samba] Problems with printers

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Dec 22 18:21:55 GMT 2003


Sorry. Not enough information.

What is in your smb.conf?

Have are the printers set up? Are you using Raw interface on CUPS?
	- If so, did you enable application/octet-stream in CUPS

Was samba-3.0.1 compiled and linked against the cups-devel libraries?
	- to find out run:
		smbd -b | grep CUPS

If you have CUPS, you should not be using /etc/printcap at all. Samba
talks directly to CUPS via a direct printing API.

- John T.

On Mon, 22 Dec 2003, Rob Sell wrote:

> I have samba 3.0.1 running and have successfully set it up to be a print
> spooler, which is working great, until I tried to add more than 5 printers.
> I am using cups, using the cups web interface to add printers, today I added
> 2 more printers. They do not show up in samba, I have restarted cups, smb
> nmb, everything except the machine itself. Samba is set to load
> /etc/printcap printers, my /etc/printcap is as follows.
> # This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
> # /etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
> # will be lost.
> 7th_Dock_Laser:
> Edgeley_Inkjet:
> Edgeley_Laser:
> Eng_Laser:
> Eng_Laser_Color:
> Front_Office_Big_Laser:
> Front_Office_Laser:
> Michigan_Plotter:
> Any ideas why only the 1st 5 printers show up in samba?
> Rob

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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