On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 15:54, David Miller wrote:
I recently "upgraded" from RedHat 9 to Fedora.
I have always used lprng. I was very disapointed to find that it was
I have tried to share the printers that I have on my linux box. I have
4 windows machines that use my printers. I have an Hp dj600 and an
Epson C80 on the linux box.
I have never had any problems shareing them with lprng and samba.
After installing Fedora I learned that I had to use CUPS. I could make
my printers work on the linux machine but the windows machines could not
print. They would show up in windows explorier but not in the list when
you would add a network printer. Nothing I tried seamed to work until I
ran across a posting via a web search that indicated a problem in samba
3.0 and it worked with an earlier version of samba. I uninstalled samba
and downloaded the samba rpms for samba-2.2.7-5.8.0. I think the samba
files used in RedHat 8.0.
Now my HP works fine.
On the windows machines, when you say add printer and select network and
browse you see both printers and installs for both seam to work. The
Epson still won't print.
In printer configuration both printers are shared. Both work on the
Try adding the printing variable to the global section:
printing = cups
From the smb.conf man page
This parameters controls how printer status
information is interpreted on your system. It also affects the default
values for the print command, lpq command, lppause command, lpresume
command, and lprm command if specified in the [global] section."
you need to use both "printcap" and "printing"
Samba Config is as follows:
workgroup = HOME
server string = Samba Server
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
security = user
encrypt passwords = no
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
remote browse sync = 192.168.0.1/25
os level = 33
preferred master = yes
wins support = yes
dns proxy = no
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
guest ok = no
writable = no
printable = yes
use client driver = yes
path = /var/data/win95
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
printable = no
write list = david, cheryl, laniece, cathy, mark
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
mime.convs has the following line uncommented:
application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0 -
mime.types has the following line uncommented:
cups error log still indicates the following when I try to print to the C80;
E [02/Feb/2004:12:13:22 -0600] print_job: Unsupported format
I [02/Feb/2004:12:13:22 -0600] Hint: Do you have the raw file printing
No errors printing to the HP.
There is no entry that shows up in the print queue.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.