[Samba] XP will no longer download print drivers

Michael Keightley Michael.Keightley at quadstone.com
Thu Nov 17 10:01:20 GMT 2005

Am just using the Adobe drivers as mentioned in the Samba manuals.
Where do I get the XP drivers from?


On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 10:24:48AM +1000, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> > Ran "cupsaddsmb -a -v -U root" on SuSE box.
> Did you do this again once you created the new CUPS printer?
> > Drivers and ppd file got copied into drivers/WIN40 and drivers/WIN40/0
> Are they the right drivers?  This is what my drivers directory looks
> like:
> $ find /etc/samba/drivers/
> /etc/samba/drivers/
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/3
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/3/ps5ui.dll
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/3/pscript.hlp
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/3/pscript.ntf
> /etc/samba/drivers/W32X86/3/pscript5.dll
> The contents of the drivers/ directory should also be visible if you
> run \\Server\print$ from the XP machine.
> > If I login as administator and map a drive as the test user, then try
> > to add the printer it asks for print drivers.
> > Anyone got any ideas?  Have I missed out anything?
> It looks like you might be installing the NT drivers instead of the XP
> ones, which could explain why XP can't find the drivers - all it sees
> are old NT ones it doesn't want to use.
> I don't know why it would've worked in the past, but perhaps XP
> already had drivers it was using instead.
> Cheers,
> Adam.

Michael Keightley <Michael.Keightley at quadstone.com>   Tel: +44 131 240 3137
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