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I am having a problem with getting a printer shared on my network. I have a linux box and a win box running win98. I have installed samba on the linux box and created a smb.conf file. Here is the contents of my smb.conf file:
workgroup = HOME
security = SHARE
printing = cups
printcap = cups
guest ok = yes
comment = All Printer
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
public = yes
guest ok = yes
writable = no
browseable = no
use client driver = yes
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /etc/samba/drivers
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
read only = yes
write list = root
All I want to do is share the printer. The printer works fine in linux, but the problem I am having is when I try to install the printer on the windows machine. I go through the process of installing a network printer. I get to the part where it asks for the installation of the driver, I put in the driver disk that came with the printer (HP deskjet 812c) and then as it tries to install the driver I get this message "This printer cannot be installed now because its driver
[You_must_use_the_supplied_setup_program_to_install_printer!] could not be loaded. The driver or the INF file may be damaged. Restart Windows, and then try again."
I can see the printer on the windows machine but getting it to install is my problem. I am pretty sure the driver disk is not corrupted. So any help would be much appreciated.
thanks for the help guys. What I had to do was go through the setup program on the disk. I did that and got the drivers installed and set the port to the network port. However I sent a print request to the printer, and on the windows machine it acted as if it printed, but it didn't do anything. I also looked at the cups printer admin page and it said the printer was idle and accepting jobs but it didn't get the one I sent to it.