[Samba] Printing to Samba/Cups from Windows kills windows application.

brucehohl at access-4-free.com brucehohl at access-4-free.com
Fri May 21 09:27:04 GMT 2004

From: Mark Vodden <mark.vodden at clearchannel.co.uk>
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Printing to Samba/Cups from Windows kills
windows application.
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 10:42:45 +0100

----- Original Message Follows -----
> Hi People,
> I have just built a Samba 3.0.2 server using Suse Standard
> Server 8 and Cups for printing.  Setting up printers and
> printing works fine for all of the more modern printers,
> but older HP Laserjet 5N / 4 printers do not.  When trying
> to print to them from Win 2k/XP the windows app that we're
> printing from just dies, or gives a "do you want to send
> error report to Microsoft".
> I have tried all sorts of drivers and configurations for
> these printers and they worked fine under Samba 2.2.8 on
> an old Caldera Linux server.  It also seems as though
> there are no Postscript drivers for these printers, which
> may not help!?
> Any ideas?  Is it a bug with 3.0.2?....
> Many Thanks,
> Mark.
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I just upgrade a box from 2.2 to 3.0 and had a similar
problem.  I solved as follows.  I used cups to set up a raw
queue for the HP printer.  Changed Windows client to print
via that raw queue.

Prior to that Under Samba 2.2 (cups ?.?) from Suse, my Linux
and Windows boxes could print from the same cups queue which
was set up for a HP printer.

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