[Samba] "Additional Drivers" and Print Window Refresh

Eirik Thorsnes eirik.thorsnes at fys.uib.no
Sun May 25 12:39:50 GMT 2003

Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> I have RTFM'd, so excuse me if I missed something in the manual. :)
> 1) When I attempt to add additional drivers (the inital driver worked just
> fine, when using the instructions in John's HOWTO), I get the following
> error:
> "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."

I have got this error on several occasions, once (at least) it was
related to different naming of the printer driver in different windows
versions (that is: bug by the driver manufacturer).

At one point I got the driver installed by going to the driver tab in
the "server properties" in the "printers" section (as seen from a
win2k/XP workstation). (To get to it you right-click on a white space in
the windows explorer window instead of right-clicking a particular
printer). Once there I clicked the driver in question, then on
"replace", but instead of giving it the same driver - I gave it the
driver for the additional windows version. It then added this driver to
the list (instead of replacing the other).

I hope this explanation wasn't too confusing.

Perhaps this (in a better wording) should be included in the updated
printing howto?

Eirik Thorsnes

"Nothing would please me more than being able to
hire ten programmers and deluge the hobby market
with good software." -- Bill Gates 1976

We are still waiting ....

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