Samba Printing and Windows 2000

Rudolf Barkoczi rudolfbarkoczi at
Thu May 20 22:23:33 GMT 2004

Hi there,
I am using Samba 2.2.7 with RadHat Linux 7.3 (Kernel and a Windows 2000 Client.
It is no problem to see the shared files and printers,
in the network environment and the windows explorer.
The printers is installed and can be used with linux.
It is now supposed to be used as a network printer
with the windows 2000 client.

By double-clicking on the printer (installed as
lp-raw), windows tells me that there has to be a
driver installed first and opens a dialog box to
locate the printer's .INF file.
I tried different locations there, all with different
versions of a driver. I also tried to use the driver
information from the Windows 2000 CD.

After confirmig the path to the .INF file, an error
box opens with a message, that the driver is not
compatible or not available with the current version
of windows.
(It's the same error box, that appears, when you point
to another hardware .INF file (i.e. a Monitor's .INF
file) and therefore contains no printer information).

I also tried another driver with linux, but same

Can anybody please help me, I didn't find any adequate
information concerning this problem... 
I really don't know what to do next...

Kind Regards,

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