[Samba] Setting up a cups printer
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Sat Jun 21 13:22:39 GMT 2003
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> Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 12:59:57 +0100
> From: Darrell Blake <darrell at dunmanifestin.co.uk>
> Subject: [Samba] Setting up a cups printer
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> I'm trying to set up a cups printer but I don't know much about printing in
> linux and am a bit confused.
Here is the document you are looking for:
(PDF and HTML).
> I've installed a printer in cups using the web
> interface and it works fine. All the tutorials I've read though refer to
You've read the wrong tutorials for your case.... ;-)
> but on my system this doesn't exist. I'm guessing this is
> because I'm not using lpd, I'm using cups. There are a few files in
> /var/spool/cups but they're c00001 to c00005. Can someone shed some light on
> my problem? My [printer] section on smb.conf currently looks like this...
> browseable = yes
> path = /var/spool/lpd/lp
Don't use the same spool dir for Samba as you use for the printing
daemon! (since CUPS uses /var/spool/cups/ yours is OK, but I'd suggest
to use "telling" names....)
> read only = yes
> printable = yes
> guest ok = yes
> Please help,
Probably all that is missing is the "load printers = yes" (in the
[global] section. Then your printer should at least be "visible".
Installing a driver for the Win clients then is the next step...
(See link above).
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