On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Andrew Stuart wrote: > On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 at 07:58:05 +0200, P. U. Kruppa wrote: > > > > Hi! > > > > I am trying to set up a printer server > > (SAMBA 2.2.8 package on 4.8 -RELEASE, printer is a Kyocera > > FS-3700+ laser printer) which should be accessible from Win2000 > > and WinNT4 workstations _without_ any authentication. > > > > These are the steps I have taken so far: > > > > 1. I used apsfilter to make the kyocera work locally as a > > postscript-printer called lp . > > 2. (Sorry - stupid me forgot to bring home a copy of smb.cfg over > > the weekend) > > I edited smb.cfg so that the printer-server and lp itself can > > be seen in Windows' network enviroment, i.e. I set > > security = share > > and put up a share called > > [printers] > > browseable = yes > > path = /var/spool/lpd/lp > > read only = yes > > printable = yes > > guest ok = yes > > and I > > # chmod -R 4777 /var/spool/lpd/lp > > 3. I used windows' printer setup to install the kyocera driver > > for lp > > 4. When I try to print something, everything looks fine from the > > client side and I can see some blinking of the > > printer-server's LED's but nothing more happens. > > The windows printer queue stays empty, no files are created in > > /var/spool/lpd/lp > > > > Any ideas, what could be done next? > > did you let samba compile with cups support? (its set by default) > > If so, rebuild samba checking the box for nocups "without CUPS" > > and try printing again, most likely it will work perfectly. > > There appears to be a bug in the way samba handles the cups support, my > guess is it defaults the print/lprm/lppause/lpresume commands > differently then it does when you specify nocups. Andrew,
thanks for your answer, it took me some time to recompile samba on a P75 without cups. But the problem remains. Still I can see the documents arriving in Windows' printing queue, but they aren't printed. Do I perhaps have to produce a machine account for the printer server in the Windows domain? I am asking this, because in my mini home network, printing to samba works fine, but there my samba-machine also acts as Primary Domain Controller. Or - I configured the printer as Postscript printer: Perhaps Windows cannot deal with that? Or - is there any way to analyse the problem - looking at log-files p. ex. ? Regards, Uli. > > -Andrew > > > -- > Andrew Stuart > http://www.tekrealm.net > > "If we were meant to fly, we wouldn't keep losing our luggage." > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > +-----------------------------------+ | Peter Ulrich Kruppa | | - Wuppertal - | | Germany | +-----------------------------------+ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"