[Samba] "Additional Drivers" and Print Window Refresh

Ryan Novosielski novosirj at umdnj.edu
Tue May 27 17:46:58 GMT 2003

I tried a variation on the method you suggested: I right clicked on the
white-space (who even knew that was there?! not me!) and did an [Add...]
-- I am then asked for the driver, and then what OS it is for. Then it
installs, but at the end gives me the error below, regarding the windows
version. The driver installs to the list, AND shows up in enumdrivers, but
windows bemoans the driver list every time you try to exit it. Question
is, now, is are the drivers installed?

Does anyone know how to REMOVE drivers from a Win2k or Win98 machine in
order to find out?

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On Sun, 25 May 2003, Eirik Thorsnes wrote:

> 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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