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Old 10-02-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
gblasius
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Printing from a Windows box to Samba


Hello - I have set up a small home network with two laptops (1 iBook, 1 IBM t42 running Windows XP) and an old 386 box upon which I have installed Suse 9.3 Linux. I am trying to configure my windows XP box to print using my Linux box as a print server.

I have a HP Office Jet 5100 which I plugged into the Linux box. Suse detected it and after a little nosing around, I installed the driver, and was able to print a test page.

Here is my SAMBA code to configure the print server [nb = this code was basically configured by YAST, my SAMBA knowledge is minimal]:

[printers]
comment = All printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = No

[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/sanba/drivers
write list - @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

Now, on to the Windows box:
I have downloaded and installed the driver for the HP 5110. I have gone into the printer wizard, and selected Add a Printer. I select add A Network Printer, and when I browse for it, the wizard sees the printer as connected to the Print Server. So far, so good!

Now, when I select that printer, I get the message "The server for the printer does not have the correct printer driver installed"

Huh? The correct driver on the Linux box MUST be installed, as it succesfully printed out a page!

Any hints as to how to do this correctly?
 
Old 10-02-2005, 03:15 PM   #2
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Code:
[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/sanba/drivers
write list - @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
If that is a direct copy paste then you misspelled Samba (sanba)
 
Old 10-03-2005, 04:05 AM   #3
gblasius
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Sorry, that was my typo - location is /var/lib/samba/drivers

ANy thoughts?
 
  


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