[Samba] Problem installing printer drivers in Samba
on at cs.ait.ac.th
Tue Jun 9 08:13:04 GMT 2009
A bit of follow-up.
> I am using the how-to at
> It goes fine up to "installing drivers into [print$] using APW". I can
> see a list of drivers files growing into W32X86.
> But when I try to access the properties of a printer in
> \\samba\printers and faxs, it always tell me that there is no driver
> for that printer.
> When I try to connect any printer, it still says that I don't have the
> correct drivers installed and it offers to install the drivers on my
> Windows client.
> It is mentionned in the documentation above that Samba should keep a
> database of which driver corresponds to which printer. It could not
> see any such database, at least not in the .tdb files, I cannot find
> any ntdrivers.tdb in the Samba private directory.
I found the tdb's but:
ntdrivers.tdb seems OK, it lists the files used by each driver
ntprinters.tdb seems not OK:
- the data associated to each printer is the same (I don't know what
it means, but it's the same string of hexanumerical)
- it contains one entry with the Unix printacp name as key while
I defined "load printers=no"
- it contains an entry for only one of the Unix printcap printers, not
When I add a printer driver to samba server [print$] I would expect to
see the association of the printer and the drivers reflected in one of
the tdb files, but apparently it never happens.
Help would be greately appreciated.
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