[Samba] Error0x00000006 with Point'n'Print Client Drivers

Rüdiger Hahn ruediger at hahnsworld.net
Sat May 17 09:45:12 MDT 2014

Fabian Hoffmann <fabian.hoffmann <at> student.kit.edu> writes:

> Hello,
> I have a problem with the point'n'print driver installation. I followed
> the instructions on
> https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-
> Now if I try to print on the Windows client I get an error 0x00000006.
> Here is my configuration.
> Printer: Kyocera FS-C2026MFP+
> Server: Debian Squeeze, Samba version 3.5.6, CUPS cersion 1.4.4
> Client: Windows 7 x64
> So I configured the printer in cups, and confirmed it is working. I
> configured the smb.conf with  "load printers = Yes" and with [printers]
> and [print$].
> On the client I can add the printer and am asked to install the driver
> manually. I select the Kyocera FS-C2026MFP+ KX driver. Now I can print
> from the client.
> Now I want to add Point'n'Print. So I copy all the files named on the
> printed testpage to the [print$] dir on the server. Then I use the
> following to add the driver:
> > rpcclient localhost -c 'adddriver "Windows x64" "Kyocera FS-C2026MFP+
> Then I connect the driver and the printer:
> > rpcclient localhost -c 'setdriver Printername "Kyocera FS-C2026MFP+ KX"'
> On the client I can now remove the printer and add it again, downloading
> the driver from the server.
> Everything looks good, until I try to print the test page. I get an
> errror 0x00000006.
> When printing from editor I get an error "The handle is invalid".
> I did the whole process twice. The filenames now listed in the driver
> properties are the same (even same order) as the ones on the first
> testpage with manual driver installation.
> I appreciate any help!
> Cheers,
> Fabian

Hello Fabian,

did you eventually solve this problem? I am trying to install three differen 
t kyocera printers in a company and I'm having exactly the same problem with 
all of them.

Also, I cannot install the printer drivers in the way as it is described 
here: https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_as_a_print_server

If I try to add a kyocera driver as described in this description, I do 
always get the following error message: "The folder you specified doesn't 
contain a compatible software driver for your device. if the folder contains 
a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based 
systems". Seems to be one of those windows messages that lead to a complete 
wrong direction.

I could successfully install drivers from other manufacturers - "Zebra" 

Any help is very appreciated


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