[Samba] "Additional Drivers" and Print Window Refresh
kpfeifle at danka.de
Fri May 23 22:27:32 GMT 2003
Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
> Fri May 23 13:22:36 GMT 2003
> I have RTFM'd, so excuse me if I missed something in the manual. :)
Probably the authors missed to put in a note reminding the readers to
always provide versions and software info if the request help on mailing
> 1) When I attempt to add additional drivers (the inital driver worked just
> fine, when using the instructions in John's HOWTO),
John's HOWTO Collection will soon include this drafted document:
This one is very much extended and should soon count as the real reference
when RTFM-ing ;-)
> I get the following
> "The printer driver you selected is either not compatible with your
> current version of Windows, or it may not be available. Select a
> compatible driver from the list, or contact your administrator for help."
Please heck the sections
> ...as this is an M$ error, I've been having trouble figuring it out as far
> as Samba goes. Does anyone know why I wouldn't be able to add Win 95-98
> drivers with Win2k Professional to a Samba PRINT$ share? The Win2k driver
> I added first was fine. A possibly related problem is my inability to use
> # /products/samba/bin/rpcclient //localhost -U novosirj -c "enumprinters"
> cmd = enumprinters
> rpc_api_pipe: cmd 26 on pipe 7530 failed to return data.
> result was NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
This could be a Samba/rpcclient bug in your particular version of Samba....
> 2) I have an NT4 machine that I'm using as a print monitor, to show users
> the queue when they stand near the printer. However, when switching from
> '98 to NT (NT works better for this purpose,
NT printing works very differently from Win 98 printing...
> from what I've seen), I am
> now having problems with the queue not updating. Sometimes there will be
> no change in the queue until I hit F5 -- not the way I want it to work.
> "lpq cache time= " seems not to have anything to do with it.
> Anyone got some answers?
No -- but some questions for you to answer first.... ;-)
Which is the UNIX print subsystem you are using on the Samba host? CUPS?
LPRng? Something else? Which version of it?
Which version of Samba are you running?
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