[Samba] Stange printer driver problem

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Jun 20 14:52:10 GMT 2006

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Nicki Messerschmidt, Linksystem Muenchen GmbH wrote:

> I have a strange problem with samba (3.0.23), cups (1.2.1), 
> windows 2k (all patches up2date) and the printer drivers
> (cups 5, cups 6). I setup samba to share the printers
> configured in cups and added the printer admin
> privilege to some users. Now I can upload the printer
> drivers using cupsaddsmb. This works without any problems.
> Even my Windows 2k clients connect without any problems. 
> But... But when I try to access the settings panel of any
> of my printers windows asks me to install new drivers.
> The error message is (translated from the german message):
> "The device settings cannot be displayed. The driver for 
> this driver is not installed. Only spooling preferences
> are displayed. Do you want to install the driver now?"

Try upload the driver from a Windows client and see
if things work better

cheers, jerry
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