[Samba] trying to print from windows 98 to mac usb printer using samba

Eric Winger ewinger at charter.net
Wed Sep 24 04:10:07 GMT 2003


this is my first post to this list, so if there is another list which 
might be better, I would appreciate a link.

I am trying to print to my wife's printer which is hooked via usb to her 
powerbook with Mac OS 10.2.

Having played with samba for quite awhile I can now view and write to 
her mac from my windows pc. But I still cannot print.

I have enabled all print sharing options in the user account on her 
computer. I believe I have set up the printer connection on my 98 box 
correctly. When I print from 98, I can see the spool file in my queue 
and the file disappears as if it printed, but there is no printer. It 
was suggested I use apple laser writer drivers on 98 which I did. I 
changed the Edit 
/System/Library/StartupItems/Samba/StartupParameters.plist to insert

   Uses     = ("Printing","Super Server"); 

I believe that the mac is using cups and the 98 box correctly shows both printers listed in her /etc/printcaps file.
Its called S9000 on her box and that's the name it shows up on as mine

I can print from her mac directly to the printer. 

I'm pretty flumoxed and could use some advice. 


/etc/smb.conf on the mac

  client code page = 437
  coding system = utf8
  guest account = melissawinger
  encrypt passwords = no 
security = USER

   comment = User Home Directories
   browseable = no 
   read only = no
   create mode = 0750

;   path = /tmp
;   public = yes
;   only guest = yes
;   writable = yes
;   printable = no

   comment = All Printers
;   browseable = no
   printable = yes
   public = yes
   writable = no
;   create mode = 0777
path = /var/spool/samba
guest ok = yes   
valid users = ewinger

comment = melissa home directory
path = /Users/melissawinger
printable = no
writeable = yes
create mode = 0777
valid users = ewinger
write list = ewinger

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