[Samba] Solaris 8 and cups issues

Tim Russell timrussell at rocketmail.com
Fri Feb 6 01:09:37 GMT 2004

Hello there,

I have a solaris 8 server running cups 1.1.20 and samba 3.0.1. We've
successfully configured a handful of HP Laserjet network printers to
with our windows clients (works like a champ...very happy with winbind
the "point and print" automatic driver installation).

However, we can't print from Solaris clients? We have one physical
and two queues created (one for the windows clients shared with Samba
one set for Solaris).

The windows share is set up with "raw" and the client then uses it's
driver. The Solaris queue is set to HP and the generic laserjet.ppd. 
windows queue prints fine but the unix queue prints nothing (it just
up as a cancelled job under the cups web interface).

If I change the Solaris queue to raw as well, it prints out garbage
(but it
does at least print something).

One final note, we can't use the "configure" option in the cups gui
(localhost:631 and then printers) on shared printers. It gives a
"client-error". We don't specify individual printers in the smb.conf
(we just tell it to share all of them) so I'm guessing that the few
I can do this too will stop allowing me to use the "configure" option
once I
restart samba.

Do we need to go grab  gimp-print for more drivers or is this some

Sorry for the long post (we're very close to getting this completely
and I'm rambling now :)


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