[Samba] printing to a Windows server with CUPS

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Mon Sep 22 09:31:13 MDT 2014

I am trying to set up a printer using smb:// via CUPS.

I am failing miserably.  Here's the appropriate snippet from the cups logs:

D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] Started backend 
/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb (PID 27168)
D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] Connected with username/password...
D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] Unable to auto-configure 
PostScript Printer - no bidirectional I/O available!
D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] PID 27167 
(/usr/lib/cups/filter/commandtops) stopped with status 1.
D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] Hint: Try setting the LogLevel 
to "debug" to find out more.
D [22/Sep/2014:08:27:00 -0700] [Job 37] PID 27168 
(/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb) exited with no errors.

It connects, authenticates, starts smbspool, but then fails with the 
bidirectional error.

I don't know what is throwing this error, so I am hoping someone on this 
list can help me out with some lead.



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