[Samba] Print properties are not saved

Alessandro Dentella sandro at e-den.it
Tue Dec 4 15:12:11 MST 2012


I'm struggling to get a laser color printer working correctly. At first I
wasn't able to save print properties with Ubuntu 10.04. As I read of a bug
[1] that affected samba 3.4 up to 3.5.8 I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 and samba
3.6.3. Now I'm not even able to upload drivers in the way I always did as
described in [2] and [3] (Italian).

My conf::

      comment = All Printers
      path = /var/spool/samba
      guest ok = Yes
      printable = Yes
      browseable = No

      comment = Printer Drivers
      path = /var/lib/samba/printers
      read only = yes
      write list = @"Domain Admins", root, administrator
      guest ok = Yes

I double checked every single point I understand. I operate ad user
administrator that is a Domain Admin that CAN write in
/var/lib/samba/printers but when I try to upload the driver from an XP
client I get:

  impossibile copiare hplj4650.CF_

  Assicurarsi che la posizione del file *qui sotto* sia corretta oppur
  specificarne un'altra e inserire 'HP Colo... CD' nell'unità scelta

That sounds like :

  no way to copy hplib4650.FC_
  Make sure the posotion of the file belo is correct or specify a different
  one and insert HP Color drive...

How can I debug permissions? I don't find any suspicious log, really when I
get this message I see no log at all in log.smb: does that sound correct?

Not to mention tat the printer is working correctly under Linux, and my real
problem is that I can't make windows set A4 page format.

I'd be willing to make some more trials but I'm running out of ideas...

thanks in advance

[1] https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6727
[2] http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/happy.html#id2582657
[3] http://www.reteisi.org/allegati/netkit/stampanti/README.html

Sandro Dentella  *:-)
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