[Samba] Problems sharing HP Officejet 6210 Linux --> XP

Lutieri G. lutierigbtrabalho at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 11:14:19 GMT 2007

When sharing a printer via samba you can upload windows' drivers to
samba server.
I spent many time to do this solution.

It's needed upload the driver and create a correct device mode.

Upload driver for a samba server can be make either rpcclient(hard
mode) or using Windows Wizard for add drivers(easy mode).

Please before make any changes on server read from title -> "Creating
the [print$] Share" to -> "Setting Default Print Options for Client
Drivers" here:

2007/4/10, 1arrybarnett <lb99999999 at aol.com>:

> Problem:
> The basic catch-22 with this printer model is that the drivers aren't part
> of the standard XP distro. The XP printer installation wizard expects the
> drivers to be available from the print server. After searching the net, I
> came across this basic installation method:
> 1. Temporarily plug the printer into the XP PC and install the drivers from
> the Printer CD. Then plug the printer back into the linux server.
Nooo... please don't do this. worse workaround. :-)

> At this point 2 techniques were suggested, neither of which worked for me:
> 2a. Go back to the wizard and install the remote printer, using the correct
> driver this time. This apparantly succeeds, but printint the test page fails
> with an uninformative popup inviting me to go to the troubleshooting wizard
> (which is equally unhelpful).
> or
> 2b. Hack the local printer configuration by going to properties-->ports and
> creating a Local port with the value \\<servername>\<printername>, as shared
> by Samba. This step fails for me with error 66 "The network resource type is
> not correct".

For me work.. but isn't necessary.

> So that's it, I'm stuck. I would love to hear from anyone who has worked
> through this problem already. Failing that, how can I pick apart this
> problem to figure out what's failing?
> Note: There was also some discussion in the forums about the print$ share
> and loading drivers on the Linux box, but I never figured out if that was
> relevant to my use case (Linux server/Windows client).
> Many thanks in advance to those who reply.
> Cheers,
> Larry

Lutieri G. B.

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