[Samba] Possible Bug?? (was: Win95 & Win98 - NOT WORKING - NT ,2000, XP are ok)

peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Thu Mar 20 07:04:41 GMT 2003

Thanks for the suggestion Andrew, I was hopeful,
but removing the writeable made no difference.
Still prints from NT, 2000, XP  but not from Win95, 98.

Any other ideas?


Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org> on 19/03/2003 07:05:29 PM
On Wed, 2003-03-19 at 18:02, peter.a.bryant at mainroads.qld.gov.au wrote:
> Please lend me some expertise...

Sure!  See below:

> RE: [Samba] Win95 & Win98 - NOT WORKING - NT,2000, XP are ok (re
>  Printing is working fine for our Windows NT, 2000 and XP clients.
>  However, with windows 95 & 98, the print job gets put into the Samba
>  spool directory (path = /var/spool/lp/tmp/samba)  but doesn't make it
> to the printer.
>  The print files stay there in the directory - don't get removed.

I think Samba is treating this like a file-share for non-NT
(non-spoolss) printing.

>  [global]
>    printing = sysv
>   lprm command = /usr/bin/cancel %p-%j
>   lppause command = lp -i %p-%j -H hold
>   lpresume command = lp -i %p-%j -H resume
>   load printers = no
>  [hp8100DN1]
>   printer = hp8100dn_1
>  comment = HP LaserJet hp8100 DN
>  path = /var/spool/lp/tmp/samba
>  guest account = nobody
>  guest ok = yes
>  browseable = yes
>  printable = yes

>  writable = yes

Well, I'll start by saying that this last statement will probably just
confuse things - it might turn it back into a disk share.

Andrew Bartlett

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