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

Mark Vodden mark.vodden at clearchannel.co.uk
Fri May 21 13:10:05 GMT 2004


I have tried using a raw print queue with no drivers and printed from the
windows end.  Still Word or other app being printed from dies and no print
request appears in the servers logs.

Any more ideas?


-----Original Message-----
From: brucehohl at access-4-free.com [mailto:brucehohl at access-4-free.com] 
Sent: 21 May 2004 10:27
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Cc: mark.vodden at clearchannel.co.uk
Subject: Re: [Samba] Printing to Samba/Cups from Windows kills windows

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
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

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