[Samba] Sharing GDI printers

Hans du Plooy koffiejunkielistlurker at koffiejunkie.za.net
Fri Dec 1 16:46:34 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 08:51 +0100, Martin Zielinski wrote:
> Hello,
> you tell nothing about the software you're using
> (Samba version, cups ???, logs), so it's difficult to help you.

Sorry, I neglected.  It is samba-3.0.22-13.18 and cups-1.1.23-39 stock
standard on SUSE 10.1.   But I've seen it over and over on just about
every version of any distro I've used over the last few years.

Nothing useful in the logs.

> a) The "paused" printers may be paused by cups, if an error occurs.
> If you're using cups, then check the logs and try to change the "error 
> policy" of your print queue.
I'll look into that.

> b) GDI printers need bidirectional communication with the host. They 
> might ask the host to perform an operation and get the result back.
Thanks, this makes sense.


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