[Samba] Adding printer drivers from WinXP

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Mar 7 14:07:59 GMT 2003

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On 6 Mar 2003, Jean-Rene Cormier wrote:

> Well I'm trying to setup the Samba server to act as a print server too.
> I had uploaded the drivers for the 4 printers we have and I installed
> all 4 printers on my test computer and it worked well. But when I got
> back from my vacations one of the tech told me that he couldn't install
> the printer drivers from the server and when I check the driver didn't
> seem to be in the driver list anymore. Now when I try to re-upload the
> drivers it give me an error about not being able to save the parameters
> because there's not enough memory. And in my log I get a bunch of these:
> tdb(/var/cache/samba/ntprinters.tdb): rec_read bad magic 0xd9fee666 at
> offset=9260

Looks like your tdb got corrupted.  What version of Samba are you running?
In newer 2.2 releases this holds the printer_info_2 data for printer 
objects (such as what driver is associated with it).

You'll have to delete the tdb and start over (shouldn't have to reupload 
drivers though).  Or restore it from a backup.

cheers, jerry
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