Re: Samba and printer question.

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On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Veli-Pekka Kestilä <[email protected]> wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> [hp deskjet 5600]
>>  printer = raw
>>  comment = HP DeskJet 5600
>>  path = /var/spool/samba
>>  browseable = yes
>>  printer name = hpdj-5650w
>> # Set public = yes IF you want to allow user 'guest' to print
>>  guest ok = no
>>  writable = no
>>  printable = yes
>>  print command = /usr/bin/lpr -r -Phpdj-5650w %s
>>  lpq command = lpq -Phpdj-5650w
>>  lprm command = lprm -Phpdj-5650w %j
>>  lpstat command = /usr/bin/lpstat -t
>> #Required for XP?
>> ;   use client driver = yes
>> All worked as expected.
> Did it also work on vista? Or just from linux or win xp machine. Another
> thing is that the printer is allready set in cups and samba should
> automaticly make working the printer share. It actually makes the share and
> I can see it from my windows machine after logging in to samba server, can
> also access files shared on normal fileshare like users home directory.
> Your solution is nice, but it goes past the cups which isn't very elegant
> even if it's working correctly. And one to try if the share still doesn't
> work in windows xp in addition to vista as there was some changes to
> smb-protocol in vista. I Have found some people complaining about same
> problem, but haven't find any solutions yet. Which was why I asked in the
> list if someone else would have encountered it and maybe found some other
> workaround than just using cups directly.
> Greetings,
> Veli-Pekka

I have found that I need the "use client driver = yes" option enabled
for my wife's XP laptop to print correctly. Additionally, I don't
remember the exact details but sometimes just because a windows
computer gets "Access Denied" when trying to look at the print queue
it will still print fine, but that may not have anything to do with
your specific problem.


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