[Samba] Setting up CUPS for Samba on 390

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at danka.de
Fri May 23 15:57:55 GMT 2003

Josh Konkol samba at guidemail.com

> Fri May 23 13:41:28 GMT 2003
> I've scoured the newsgroups and asked MANY people, does anyone out there 
> have any ideas ?


> I'm new to the CUPS arena and I'm trying to figure out what to do from 
> the separate docs.  I'm using SLES7 (2.4.7 kernel).  The files I'm using 
> are:
> 4368072 May 22 06:22 cups-1.1.19rc5-source.tar.gz
> 197341 May 22 06:22 cups-samba-1.1.19rc2.tar.gz
> 4961128 May 22 07:58 ghostscript-7.05.tar.gz
> 14520320 May 22 06:22 gimp-print-4.3.14.tar
> 610697 May 23 06:20 pkgconfig-0.15.0.tar.gz
> 5463358 May 22 06:24 samba-2.2.8a.tar.gz
> So far I have compiled cups, ghostscript (with the cups patch), cups-
> samba drivers, 

You seem to be on a wrong track here. The cups-samba drivers don't
need to be compiled. They arrive as pre-compiled binaries.

> & samba with cups enabled.
> I have setup my smb.conf file to use cups and I can see the printer I 
> setup through Network Neigh.  I used the windows interface to install the 
> printer driver 

What do you mean "used the windows interface to install the printer driver" ?

* The CUPS-Samba drivers are installed with "cupsaddsmb" (*not* the Windows
   "Add Printer Wizard") into the [print$] share on the Samba side.

* To install them on a [WinNT/2K/XP] client, use the usual "Point'n'Print"
   method familiar to many WinNT admins.

> and I can install the driver onto my client through the 
> APW interface.  When I try to print I get "test page failed to print" 

Probably you need to "set the correct Device Mode" first....

Please check out this documentation and see if it helps you:


The sections about the Device Mode are f.e. here:


I am currently working on some minor clarifications about the CUPS-Samba
driver files.

A new version of that document's draft should be uploaded by Sunday
evening (European time).

> Josh


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