[Samba] help to debug: Failling to upload some (not all) drivers to SAMBA server.

Ivan Teliatnikov ivan at geosci.usyd.edu.au
Wed May 24 06:51:42 GMT 2006

Hello everyone,

I am having trouble uploading drivers for Kyocera Mita 5035
multifunction fax/copier/printer machine. This is what I do to upload

Login to windows machine running XP (tried with m2k)

1. Download driver for Kyocera Mita 5035. (it comes as EXE file) 

2. Install driver to the the local machine. During installation kyocera
directory is created:
C:\Prog Files\Kyocera\...\driver. 

3. Mount \\samba_server\printers as user who is member of "print admin"
group ( see smb.conf for more details ).

4. Select Kyocera Mita 5035 from a list of available printers
        properties > advanced > load driver
        Browse to: C:\Prog Files\Kyocera\...\driver.
5. Installation begins; according to status bar 2/3 of files are copied.
Suddenly it stops and an error message displayed:
My Setup 
samba_server: is domain controller for domain geosci
cups_servcer: Debian Sarge.

Version 3.0.21.

    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    browseable = no
    public = yes
    guest ok = yes
    writable = no
    printable = yes

   comment = Printer Drivers Repository
   path = /etc/samba/printer-drivers
   browseable = yes
   public = yes
   read only = yes
   #members of sys group wheel can install drivers
   write list = root @wheel
   printer admin = @wheel

Is there anything I can do to debug this issue?

Ivan Teliatnikov
F09 Madsen Bld.
School of Geosciences,
University of Sydney
phone:  +612 9351 2031 
mobile: +614 02 173 179
fax:    +612 9351 3644
e-mail:ivan at geosci.usyd.edu.au

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