[Samba] Printer Drivers

Hamish captainmish at gmx.net
Fri Jun 11 15:24:30 GMT 2004

I am no expert but I struggled for a bit with this as well... What it 
looks like you need to do is add a raw print queue, this is fairly 
simple, you may need to edit some files as well. If you use CUPS, look 
for and uncomment
in the files:
/etc/cups/mime.types and /etc/cups/mime.convs

Check this for help:

You can add a raw queue from the cups http interface: http://localhost:631

Once you have a raw queue, (and also / load printers = yes in [global] 
of smb.conf) /you need to connect to the printer as a printer admin 
(printer admin = YOURDOMAIN+YOU) from a windows box. Open 
\\yoursambaserver and connect to Printers and Faxes. Get properties on 
the printer, it will warn that no driver is installed and offer to do 
one - this bombed out for me, so now i just click cancel there, then go 
to the advanced tab in the properties dialog and add the driver from there.
Once that is done, windows clients just browse the samba box, right 
click the printer, and say "connect"
Hope that helps!

samba wrote:

>Hi all
>I have a linux system running samba "Samba 2.2.7a-SuSE".  I have a networked
>printer installed locally on the linux machine which has been created on the
>samba gui "901".  Users from NT machines can see the printer over the
>network using a UNC path.  When the remote user clicks onto the printer, a
>prompt appears declaring that the printer needs to be set up on the
>computer.  I click on Yes to accept the request.  A warning message then
>appears stating that the server on which the printer resides does not have
>suitable driver installed.  Click ok if you wish to install the driver.
>I would like to automate the process for the users using the networked
>printer.  How do you configure samba to allow the remote NT workstation to
>connect and use the printer without installing the drivers locally on the NT
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