[Samba] using RPCS printer driver for a P&P printer

Ryan Suarez ryan.suarez at sheridanc.on.ca
Tue Feb 9 11:45:26 MST 2010

Is your problem this?

Richard Gansterer wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with using RPCS printer
> drivers in a P&P printer share.
> Installing the driver onto samba went without a problem (followed the
> Samba howto "chapter 21:  Add Printer Wizard Driver Installation") but
> after that, every time i try to access the printer properties
> it takes sometimes minutes to open or just doesn't come up at all (same
> behavior when i open the properties locally on the installed printer or
> directly on the server as a printer admin). So i either can't
> set up any default printer properties or it takes so long that its not
> worth the waiting time (if the properties windows shows up, every action
> i do in there will also have such a long delay).
> I can't find any error/denied or similar messages (or simply smth that
> would stand out of the usual) in the log files (loglevel 3). I can
> install the drivers on the
> WS by hand and use samba just for the printer queue fine (per-machine
> printer). But since i will have to install more printers i wanted to use
> the point&print method since it saves a lot of hassle.
> The printer is a NRG DSc424 and im using Windows XP. The same thing
> works fine with the official PCL6 drivers and i might have to settle for
> that in the end but the RPCS drivers give a better quality.
> It's not a permission problem either, using either root or a user with
> the SePrintOperatorPrivilege right (also it would probably show up in
> the log files otherwise).
> If anyone knows what the cause for those delays might be (even if its
> just that RPCS is simply slow in combination with samba) i'd be really
> happy to know. :)
> Thanks
> Richard

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