[Samba] Re: Samba print problem (everything looks right)

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Fri Jun 9 17:02:03 GMT 2006

This patch solved my problem also.  (See original help request below.*)
All works well now.
Many thanks for the info.

Dale Schroeder

Brian White wrote:
>> I read your posts on samba mailing list.
>> I have the same problem:
>> I can print, but I can't open the printer properties page ("no 
>> driver" message...).
>> For me also, the drivers are read from samba server e written on 
>> C:\WinNT\System32\spool\drivers\... (I have removed him in advance to 
>> test this).
> There was a bug in the cupssmbadd program that stripped all 
> end-of-line characters during the conversion.  (Many thanks to Vincent 
> Nicolas for catching this!)  See http://www.cups.org/str.php?L1750
>                                           Brian
>                                  ( bcwhite at precidia.com )
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>               BREAKFAST.COM Halted...  Cereal Port Not Responding

*Windows clients cannot print in color.

I have a Samba 3.0.22 server running as "security = ADS" on a Debian 
Sarge 3.1 system and operating as expected.  I recently added print 
server functions via CUPS 1.2.1.  The drivers appear to install properly 
on the clients.  Test pages print flawlessly from the CUPS server, but 
will only print grayscale from the Windows 2000/XP clients.  It is a 
universal phenomenon, applying to all 3 color laser printers.  PDF's are 
also a problem - either mangled or nothing at all.

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