[Samba] Samba 2.2.8a Print Driver Issues Solaris 8

ed vidra evidra at csc.com
Mon Mar 1 16:09:43 GMT 2004


I've reciently upgraded 3 print servers on Solaris 8 from Samba 2.0.9 to
2.2.8a and am running in to difficulties related to clients being able to
configure printer drivers.  I do not use the [print$] for serving up drivers
to install from the print server.  I provide access to drivers from a common
share from the Microsoft Domain the print servers participate in.  I'm still
using the "printer driver = " parameter for specifying the type of printer
driver to look for so the customers can then browse to the proper
sub-directory from the common share and install the printer driver.  This
all works fine, but the problem comes in when the customer is trying to
alter the Printing Preference for the print queue once built, the customer
is unable to change then apply the changes and have them stored to be used.
(i.e. change from portrait to landscape, the print in landscape format from
an application like MS Powerpoint).  The print job can be sent, but it will
come out using the default settings instead, and is printed as such.

I've included the top part of my current configuration file smb.conf for
review.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

evidra at csc.com

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from workstationx (x.x.x.x)
# Date: 2004/02/10 07:37:18

# Global parameters
        workgroup = xxxSYSTEMS
        netbios aliases = prtserv1
        server string = Samba 2.2.8a Print Server 1
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        map to guest = Bad Password
        password server = xxx-xxx-01 xxx-xxx-02
        preferred master = No
        local master = No
        domain master = No
        wins server = xxx-xxx-02
        path = /var/tmp/samba
        printable = Yes
        use client driver = Yes

        printer driver = HP LaserJet 4MV

        printer driver = HP LaserJet 5M

        printer name = brunner-lp
        printer driver = LaserJet 4000 Series PCL 6

        printer name = brimer-lp
        printer driver = HP LaserJet 5M

        printer name = brunner-lp
        printer driver = HP LaserJet 5M
        browseable = No
        copy = brunner

        printer driver = HP LaserJet 4M Plus

        printer driver = HP LaserJet IIISi

        printer driver = HP LaserJet 5M

The remainder of the file is simply additional printer definitions.

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