Samba Print Sharing Stopped Working
I was doing some work on my Debian machine and updated the samba packages. That was broken for a while and then I got it working again. Then I noticed that I couldn't print from anywhere - not in Linux nor in Windows! I tried an apt-get upgrade and a whole bunch of ppackages were held back. I hate when that happens. How do I just tell it to go ahead anyway?
So I noticed that one of the held back packages was cups. I got that installed and now I can print from Linux again, but I still can't print from Windows.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think Windows can see the printers, but can't send anything to print. It just remains in the print queue in Windows.
Here are the relevant parts of my smb.conf:
The output above is what I ran through testparm -s and one thing I'd like to know is why it says browseable = No if I have browseable = Yes in my smb.conf. Here's what it looks like in my smb.conf:
Spent another two hours and I don't seem to be any closer to figuring this out than before. I did an apt-get dist-upgrade in case some of the held back packages were causing the problem. Still nothing that could possibly be the problem.
This is really annoying the heck out of me. I've googled every possible thing I can from the log files and I can't find any answers. My smb.conf file should be working according to every single thing I've read on the net.
I know cups isn't broken because I can print from Linux. And Samba is working because I can access my file shares. Basically something got borked with the communication between Samba and Cups. At least that's how it seems.
here's my latest testparm -s in case I've changed anything major:
OK! Finally solved this! I found thsi page
which gave me the idea to try rpcclient and then I googled THAT and came to
And when I added
display charset = UTF8
to my smb.conf, it worked! w00t w00t!
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