[Samba] Samba Printing Extremely Slow from Windows XP

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Wed Sep 7 12:48:21 GMT 2005

david rankin wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cabbar Duzayak" <cabbar at gmail.com>
>> Hi,
>> I have setup samba server on my linux box (Fedora Core 4 with latest
>> samba, just updated via RHN) and has configured file sharing via samba
>> for this server and connecting to it from my windows xp box. So far,
>> everything works fine and it is very fast.
>> Then, I configured a printer, and shared it via samba. And, I can
>> see+connect to it from Windows XP and can even print. But, everything
>> related to printing is extreemeeely slow on Windows XP, i.e. open
>> notepad -> File Menu->Print, and at that point notepad just freezes
>> for couple of minutes, and then brings the printer dialog... Send a
>> print out, it just freezes for a while, then prints out fine.
>> Below is the log file I am getting from Samba, and for some reason it
>> tries to connect to the samba server on Windows XP??? Have no idea
>> what this means, and how I can fix this. Can you please provide any
>> suggestions?
> Cabbar,
>    I am seeing the exact same problem. It first started seeing the 
> problem after moving to 3.0.20a. I have 3.0.20a running on SuSE 9.0 and 
> I have the exact printer problems you describe. I am also running 3.0.13 
> on Mdk 2005LE and I have *no* problems at all.

Me Too:

Server running:

Redhat 9, samba-2.2.12-0.90.6.legacy:	Slow print from XP
Fedora 3, samba-3.0.10-1.fc3:		Fast print from XP
Fedora 4, samba-3.0.14a-2:		Slow print from XP

Mogens Kjaer, Carlsberg A/S, Computer Department
Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark
Phone: +45 33 27 53 25, Fax: +45 33 27 47 08
Email: mk at crc.dk Homepage: http://www.crc.dk

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