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Old 10-25-2004, 11:55 AM   #1
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Printing from XP to CUPS via SAMBA


Hi folks!

I'll bet this question has been asked (and hopefully answered!) many times before, and my apologies if I'm contributing to the clutter on the forum, but I've searcehd and I can't find a solution!

I have a Linux box (running LFS 5.1) onto which I have installed CUPS (which I can print from ok) and SAMBA 3 (which seems to be working insofar as all the file shares work).

Ok, I have 2 Windoze boxes, one running XP Pro and the other XP Home and both have this particular problem, so I'm guessing that the issue lies elsewhere (for once).

The problem is this:

I can see my shared printer on the server. I can connect to it and the drivers get downloaded from print$, but if I try to print I get an error. (Usual windows, no error code or message). I've tried both the cups-samba-1.1.16 and the cups-samba-5.0rc3 printer drivers and have the same problem each time. This is driving me nuts!

If I go to the printer properties and click on the Sharing tab and then Additional Drivers, Only Windows NT4.0 or 2000 is ticked. I can't seem to get the Windows 2000 or XP to activate. I suspect the driver, but am not sure.


HELP!!!!!!

Many thanks in advance

Paul
 
Old 10-25-2004, 02:59 PM   #2
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These may help.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...g_with_windows

http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/man/.../printing.html

good luck.

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Old 10-25-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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i had the same problem as you. then i read a magazine about printing.

You don't need samba for network printing. You only need it if you still live in the stone age and use windows ME, 95/8 on the client computers. Windows 2000 and XP (NT?) support IPP, which CUPS uses.

Connect to the linux server with IPP. Just make sure that cupsd.conf accepts ip's in your LAN, accepts raw.

COnfigure your windows client by add network printer.

URL = http://serverhostname:631/name_of_printer

Map the server name to the server name's ip address in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

then install the driver on the win box, and it should start working. Samba is not necessary at all except for file sharing.


Enjoy! I was overjoyed when i finally got my printer working,
 
Old 10-26-2004, 04:34 AM   #4
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Try to configure the windoze printer with http://<your host lan card ip eks.192.168.x.x>:631/printers/<your printername eks hpxx>
 
Old 10-26-2004, 05:10 AM   #5
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Thanks, but...

Ok, I can get a little further, but I have 2 (hopefully minor) problems...

1) This method doesn't support auto-driver download (which SAMBA does...) so I can't "point-and-print". Not a huge problem, but a pain.

2) How do I install the Postscript printer driver? It isn't on the list (that I can find anyway) and the downloaded one I've been trying to use doesn't have the inf file to let me install it manually...

Thanks

Paul
 
Old 11-01-2004, 04:57 AM   #6
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For anyone who, like me, has been doing battle with this one, I finally got it (sort of) fixed..

It turns out that the samba spool directory hadn't been created by the install. (smb.conf also had it defined in the wrong place, but that's another issue!)

Seems ok now.

Thanks to anyone who had a look at this one for me!

Paul
 
Old 04-15-2008, 05:43 PM   #7
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i had the same problem as you. then i read a magazine about printing.

You don't need samba for network printing. You only need it if you still live in the stone age and use windows ME, 95/8 on the client computers. Windows 2000 and XP (NT?) support IPP, which CUPS uses.

Connect to the linux server with IPP. Just make sure that cupsd.conf accepts ip's in your LAN, accepts raw.

COnfigure your windows client by add network printer.

URL = http://serverhostname:631/name_of_printer

Map the server name to the server name's ip address in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

then install the driver on the win box, and it should start working. Samba is not necessary at all except for file sharing.


Enjoy! I was overjoyed when i finally got my printer working,
I've been working on getting my wife's Windows XP PC to print through my Fedora PC for so long I think I'm going backwards. Can you be specific? How do I
Connect to the linux server with IPP. Just make sure that cupsd.conf accepts ip's in your LAN, accepts raw.
 
  


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