[Samba] Samba Printing Extremely Slow from Windows XP

malcolm malcolm at malcolm-agnew.de
Thu Sep 8 16:16:27 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 06 September 2005 17:16, david rankin wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cabbar Duzayak" <cabbar at gmail.com>

I also have a very similar, but perhaps not identical problem. The samba 
server is on SuSE 9.3 (but the same thing has happened on all SuSEes since 
I have one printer, viz hp psc950 and four DOS boxes in the net.
1 Windows 98
2 Windows 2000
3 Windows XP (home)
4 Windows XP (professional)

With the exception of 2, all boxes print almost immediately. But the Windows 
2000 takes up to 30 min (minutes not seconds) to print ten pages of a simple 
Word document. Starting to print the first page can take up to 3 minutes.

Needless to say, all boxes are configured in a very similar way. 

Malcoln Agnew

> > 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. That pretty much eliminates the problem
> being the latest xp patch since I connect with a laptop on both systems and
> I can print fine under 3.0.13, but I have major slowness with printing
> under 3.0.20. Ethereal shows some looping that seems to be caused by DCERPC
> error in the communicatons. Since Bartlett did his thesis on DCERPC, maybe
> he can shed some light on the issue.
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