[Samba] Printing from Windows over samba

malcolm malcolm at malcolm-agnew.de
Mon Jun 19 07:13:23 GMT 2006

I have the following problem printing from Windoze with the Brother DCP 7010. 

The printer is local on a Linux box running under SuSE 10.0. The printer is 
running under CUPS with the drivers downloaded from Brother. For Windows I 
have set up a raw device which is accessed over samba.

When I print from windows, which I can from various situations --- i.e. 
Firefox, Excel, etc, printing is very slow (up to 2 minutes).

But I cannot print at all from WinWord. A message box appears saying that the 
printer is not available, and suggests I should see whether the printer is 
switched on. 

Anybody there with a suggestion?


Malcolm Agnew
eMail: malcolm at malcolm-agnew.de

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