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Old 03-13-2003, 08:11 PM   #1
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Suse 8.1,Samba,Cups print to Win2k printer

Hi I need a little help with Suse 8.1 Prof running Samba 2.2.5 and Cups 1.1.15.
I want to print to a Win2K PC with a connected printer Hp LaserJet 6L.
I've spent some time on this ready various internet sites and doc's but still no closer to the answer.

config Samba
linked Cups to Smbspool via ln -s `which smbspool` /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb
config the printer via Yast

I pass the test echo -en "" | smbclient "//HOST/SHARE" "PASSWORD" -c 'print -' -N -U "USER" && echo "OK" || echo "ERROR"
I can print using echo -en "\rHello\r\f" | smbclient "//HOST/SHARE" "PASSWORD" -c 'print -' -N -U "USER".

But printer stalls when cat file | smbclient "//HOST/SHARE" "PASSWORD" -c 'print -' -N -U "USER"
i.e. the printer lights come on but no pages come out.

The cups web interface sees the printer and shows printer job queue when trying to print via lp command or from KDE programs,
still no printing, not even the lights come on the printer.

I can see and use the files shares.

Some config files:-

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2003/03/12 08:37:01

# Global parameters
workgroup = HOME
netbios name = THREE
encrypt passwords = Yes
log level = 1
syslog = 0
time server = Yes
unix extensions = Yes
printcap name = CUPS
os level = 2
printing = cups
veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
create mask = 0640
directory mask = 0750
browseable = No

comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
create mask = 0600
printable = Yes
browseable = No
# public = Yes
# print command = lpr -P %p -o raw %s
# printer name = lphp6

comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

path = /srv/pub
valid users = gerry admin administrator
read only = No
create mask = 0757
directory mask = 0757

path = /srv/publ
valid users = gerry admin administrator
read only = No
create mask = 0757
directory mask = 0757

lpinfo -v

network socket
network http
network ipp
network lpd
direct canon:/dev/lp0
direct epson:/dev/lp0
direct parallel:/dev/lp0
serial serial:/dev/ttyS0?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS1?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS2?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS3?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS4?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS5?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS6?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS7?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS8?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS9?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS10?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS11?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS12?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS13?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS14?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS15?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS16?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS17?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS18?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS19?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS20?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS21?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS22?baud=115200
serial serial:/dev/ttyS23?baud=115200
network smb
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp0
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp1
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp2
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp3
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp4
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp5
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp6
direct usb:/dev/usb/lp7
Old 03-14-2003, 05:42 PM   #2
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Iíve found the answer to my printing problem.

Using this web site as a guide

Relinked /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb to /var/lib/samba/bin/smbspool
Deleted the printer created by Yast.
Configured the printer using Cups web interface.

Now my printer on the Win2k works from the Linux via Samba.


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