[Samba] Remote Downlevel Document Hangs in XP Pro Print Queue

Flash Love flashl at cox.net
Wed Mar 23 14:27:31 GMT 2005

I used SAMBA, CUPS, hplip, and linuxprinting.org documentation to made all 
configuration changes necessary to successfully print from FC3 print server 
using samba-3.0.10-1.fc3 for a HP PSC 1350 SAMBA windoww share on a XPPro SP2 

I created the FC3 print queue using the CUPS web interface->Device=Windows
Printer via 

Under CUPS only configuration, when testing, the test file enters the XP print 
queue as "remote downlevel document", the printer goes into maintenance mode 
and the print queue hangs while displaying "refreshing" intermittently. The 
only way to clear the document is to turn the printer off and reboot the 

Under CUPS+HPLIP configuration using 
Mode/Driver=HP->Model/Driver=HP_DeskJet3320 and 
URI=hp:/net/deskjet_3320?ip=<XP Host IP address> or URI=socket://XP Host:9100 
the system  complaints "Open device failed".

How do I resolve the SAMBA Window Share printing problem?


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