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Old 05-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Unable to print from WinXP to my Linux-shared printer

I'm sharing my Epson C60 printer with my Linux FC2 on '//localhost/epson'
queue. I'm able to print from another FC2 by using 'CUPS / IPP', but
I'm not able to print from a WinXP box.

My '/etc/samba/smb.conf' includes:

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printer = raw
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
writable = no
printable = yes

From my WinXP box, I'm able to see 'epson' printer and browse into the
shared directories. I installed it as a usual networked printer (on
'//' ('' is my FC2 IP address), but when
trying to print any document, I get no print (even no error message).

What could I be doing wrong? Thx.
Old 05-19-2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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I may be wrong, but you have to install drivers on XP.
Old 05-20-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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Yes, I did. I forgot to mention it.

I installed previously WinXP drivers but I don't get nor any print neither any error message
Old 05-20-2005, 01:37 PM   #4
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Try pointing your XP print queue at
Old 05-24-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
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On WinXP, I installed the printer in '', but when trying to print
a simple document, I get this error message:
The data area passed to a system call is too small

I'm able to browse this webpage: (epson on - CUPS v1.1.20).

Perhaps this issue is a Microsoft Windows one. Regards.
Old 05-24-2005, 10:45 AM   #6
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I could be wrong, but that sounds an awful lot like a windows/print driver problem on the client side....

Maybe uninstalling the printer (all instances) as well as the drivers and starting from scratch is in order...


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