[Samba] Printer problem

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Jan 21 00:38:37 GMT 2003

You have to supply more information.

You may be sending the job to the wrong print queue on the samba server.

The linux queue which is successful probably takes a postscript job
from linux and converts it to a language understood by the printer. You
maybe are sending a job already filtered for your printer, that is,
a nonpostscript job,  from the windows box to this same queue.

As a quick test, install a printer on the windows box using the HP
Laserjet III + driver, which all windows seem to have, using the same
printer as you currently are using. If you get output, that's your

If not, you could post a reply with your /etc/printcap and smb.conf files.
Also, note which queue you are using from your widows box.


On Mon, Jan 20, 2003 at 01:20:59PM -0500, Carlos Mario Ospina Anzola wrote:
> hello,
> I'd like to ask for your kind help....
> I got a samba 2.2.7 server and i'm trying to share a Lexmark OPTRA T610
> network printer from the samba to my users.
> The problem is, if i print from the linux Box, it prints right, if i
> send the test page from webmin under the Hardware - printers section, it
> does OK.
> But when I installed the printer in a windows box and try to print it
> doesn't give out any error but still doesn't print....
> anyone have any idea about it?
> i even installed samba again and used a fresh smb.conf file and nothing.
> Please, this is urgent, any help?
> Thanks in advance
>   _____  
> Carlos Mario Ospina Anzola
> Administrador del Sistema 
> Tel. 3810359

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