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

peter baron pgbaron at aol.com
Sat Oct 22 20:32:19 GMT 2005

Flash Love <flashl <at> cox.net> writes:

> 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 
> PC. 
> I created the FC3 print queue using the CUPS web interface->Device=Windows
> Printer via 
> SAMBA->URI=smb/DOMAIN/HOST/Sharename->Mode/Driver=raw->Model/Driver=raw. 
> 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 
> XPPro PC.
> 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?
> Flash

On the Win XP machine, open printers and faxes, right click the icon for the
shared printer, select properties.  On the ports tab of the properties dialogue
, select the port with the shared printer and deselect "Enable bi-directional
support".  That should fix it.



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