[Samba] Trying to share HP Officejet 5610 Multi-function

Dale Schroeder dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com
Tue Feb 27 19:32:06 GMT 2007


First you will need a [print$] share (which is where the drivers reside) 
as described here:

/var/spool/samba is for the print jobs, not the drivers.
Move "printing = cups" to global.  Add to global "printcap name = cups".
There are other options that you may want to set like "load printers" or 
"use client driver"

For installation, perhaps this is what you need:
It is quite involved.  I hope I never have to use it.  All our printers 
have Windows inf files for the "add printer wizard", or ppd files for CUPS.

If this doesn't work, consider foomatic/HPLIP packages.
Your printer is supported 
here:  http://hplip.sourceforge.net/supported_devices/inkjet_aio.html
Setting up printing through Samba can be quite daunting/frustrating the 
1st time.


Forrest D wrote:
> I'm trying to share my HP 5610 on my Samba (3.0.24-1 fc6 x86_64) 
> machine and
> am running into a typical HP related SANFU.  The XP drivers supplied only
> install through the installation program.  (ie. I can't use device 
> manager
> to point XP to the driver and install it)  So I installed the printer 
> on my
> XP machine, used the installation program to install the drivers and then
> shared the printer out and copied the folders and files in the print$ 
> share
> to my samba machine /var/spool/samba/ (rwxrwxrwt)  .  I then restarted 
> samba
> and when I connect to the printer on my XP machine it still asks me 
> for the
> driver.  I read somewhere that you have to force samba to recognize 
> drivers
> installed this way and think this is what I have to do, but I can't 
> figure
> out how to do it.  Any help would be most appreciated.
> Here is my smb.conf
> [global]
>    workgroup = MOYA
>    server string =
>    security = ADS
>    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
>    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
>    max log size = 50
>    preferred master = No
>    local master = No
>    domain master = No
>    dns proxy = No
>    wins server = #########
>    ldap ssl = no
>    cups options = raw
> [homes]
>    comment = Home Directories
>    read only = No
>    browseable = yes
> [printers]
>    comment = All Printers
>    path = /var/spool/samba
>    printable = Yes
>    browseable = no
>    printing = cups
>    public = yes
> TIA,
> -Forrest

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