[Samba] loss of cups printer definition - suse linux pro 9.1 & samba 3.0.9-2.6-suse - small lan

Serge Naggar naggar at sprintmail.com
Mon Jul 18 23:30:06 GMT 2005

On a working printer & system 
I needed to change the printer definition on one of two systems each
with a printer [samsung laser and hplj4].
Yast2-printer stalled at 50% [loading configuration] and had to be
When I tried again the cups daemon died when trying to save the printer

I found that /etc/cups/ was empty!
Re-installing the printer function in Yast2 did not do any good.

Is this a result of the samba lan? or some other interaction of the

Has anybody experienced this problem?
Any ideas and suggestions.
If yes could you share your experience?

Serge [Naggar Consulting]

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