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Old 07-23-2004, 05:40 PM   #1
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samba file and printer problem

hi everyone,

i am having a linux machine with the HPLaserjet printer installed on it
i am using the cups to print from this linux machine it works well.

now i am tring to print from window xp machine from after mapping my drive i am
not able to print from there.

but i have another account, if i use that one to print from the window machine
after mapping the network drive i am able to print from there.

i am not able to understand that why is that so printing works for one account and not
for the other.

if u have any idea about that please help it would be so great

in nutshell i should say that i am able to map the network drive from window xp machine
to the linux machine for some of the account and not for the others

akhlesh mittal
Old 07-23-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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maybe you need to add the user. use "smbpasswd -a user" to do so. see "man smbpasswd" for more info. please send in more info 'bout your config if that doesn't work.

sl mritch.
Old 07-23-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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Not to sound obvious here but it sounds like permission problem. If you haven't done so, try adding this to [printers] section: valid user = <username>. Hope that helps.


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