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Old 06-10-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
Jared Lewis
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Printing to a cups samba server on slackware from windows computers

I have a linux box called loki which works as a file and print server for windows by running samba. Last week I had this box on Mandrake 10.1 and I had samba cups printing set up, and everything worked fine. I could print from windows PCs to the server easily.

This week i wiped the server, installed slackware 10.1 on it again setup samba on the box. I used the exact same smb.conf file I did when the box ran on mandrake. I can print to the printer from the linux box. I can print to the printer from a Mac OS X computer which finds and uses the cups server. And on windows computers, I can add the printer, and the printer shows up as ready, however, it will not print. If you print, it acts likes its going to print, but nothing happens. No errors, just nothing comes out of the computer. The samba file sharing also works fine.

I even tried to print to a URL from windows, i.e.
note: id dont have enough posts to write the URL but here you know what I am talking about. ipaddress:631/printers/JaredPrinter only with you know what on the front.

That did not work either.

I am thinking there must be something in CUPs i forgot to set, because when I used Mandrake i used a kde tool to configure cups. I mean, i am using the exact same smb.conf file, so I dont *think* its samba.

I have pasted below the relvant portions of my smb.conf file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

	workgroup = LEWISNET
	server string = Loki
	guest account = nobody
	log level = 2
	log file = /var/log/samba.log.%m
	max log size = 50
	ldap ssl = no
	load printers = yes
	printing = cups
	printcap name = cups
	veto files = .DS_Store/.AppleDB/Network Trash Folder/.AppleDouble/Temporary Items/.AppleDesktop/.volinfo/.TemporaryItems/_VUC69~7/
	delete veto files = YES

	path = /var/spool/samba
	browseable = no
	public = yes
	guest ok = yes
	guest only = yes
	writable = no
	printable = yes
	printer admin = @lewismember
	use client driver = yes
Old 06-10-2005, 02:55 PM   #2
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edit your /etc/cups/mime.types and mime.conv files.

uncomment the following line it each one:



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