[Samba] Samba, WinXP and slow printing

Stan Berka sberka at poptal.com
Mon Mar 19 17:30:55 GMT 2007

I had a serious problem with all my WinXP (some SP1, some SP2) comps 
printing over samba to a  printer (both, Samba and printer on Kubuntu 
(Dapper)).  It printed, but it took easily 20 minutes to get the 
printout.  The file sharing worked very fast and there were no error 
messages in Samba logs.

I have found the solution in message by *Walter Willmertinger* 
willmertinger at consys.de 
from Tue Dec 7 16:24:02 GMT 2004 on this list.  Some more info added 
from other messages.

So, here you go:

*  Using regedit in winXP, find

	HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\   and

* Look for DevModes and DevModes2 and there delete all entries for Samba printers.

That's it.  Sorry, don't know what it means but there are no problems 
and it started immediately printing fast.

Best regards,
Stan Berka
Senior Programmer Analyst
Pope & Talbot, Inc.
Portland, OR
503 552-4315

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