[Samba] Printing Problems (Updated)

Robert Robertedstrom at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 22 17:30:38 GMT 2003

I have been struggling with samba and printing.  My original post is at
http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/msg72613.html.  I since then, I built a
2nd box, but this time it is a samba 3.0.0 box.  The same thing happens on
the 3.0.0 box.

The update is that this occurs on the lexmark printer using the Lexmark
Z22/32 drivers.  If I use a HP driver or a different driver, the job goes to
the queue, but prints garbage.  This is expected though.  Is there a reason
why the job does not spool with the lexmark driver?  I deteted all the tdb
file except the secrets.tdb and restarted the server.  On a few occasions, I
got the printer to print with the lexmark driver, but most of the time it
failed.  I downloaded the driver from lexmark's site.

Printing a test page gives "Test page failed to print.  Would you like to
view the print troubleshooter for assistance?  Unable to create a print
job."  I have disabled bidirectional support on the printer but it still
does not spool.  Copying a file directly to the printer share works.

Am I missing something?  What can I do to get it working.  The printer wrked
with the driver once, but I can't seem to get it to work again.

Please help!

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