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Old 06-20-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Northern California, USA
Distribution: Debian
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samba printer invisible on Win 98, not on XP

I've switched from Red Hat 9 to a clean install of Fedora Core 4 on my home server. Samba (Version 3.0.14a-2) was doing fine serving my Windows 98 machine a file share and printer share. However, now I can't get it to share the printer. "net view" shows I've got the disk, but not the printer. However, when I connect my XP machine, it sees both. I'm using share level security. Here's the smb.conf (less the comments):
        debuglevel = 5
        netbios name = EINSTEIN
        security = SHARE
        log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        encrypt passwords = yes
        wins support = yes
        load printers = yes
        printcap name = cups
        printing = cups
        hosts allow = 192.168.100.
        interfaces = eth0
        bind interfaces only = yes
        workgroup = casa
        server string = Samba Server
        browsable = yes
        printable = yes
        path = /var/spool/samba
        guest ok = yes
        use client driver = yes
        path = /home/gregmj/public
        guest ok = yes
        writeable = yes
The /var/spool/samba directory is:
drwxrwxrwt 2 nobody nobody 4096 Jun 19 22:59 samba
The printer is called photosmart-8100-series--1. Would that name or its length offend Winows 98 in some way?
Thank you for any suggestions!
An update: Now it won't work on XP anymore, either. If I open the printer's window, it periodically shows "REFRESHING" and no errors, but it doesn't print.

Last edited by gregmcavoy; 06-27-2005 at 01:25 AM.


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