Re: Samba + CUPS + Windows 2000
Antoine Jacoutot wrote:
On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 23:52, Rus Foster wrote:
Does anyone have a working smb.conf for cups printing that I could have a
copy of as I just can't get it work here and starting to get annoyed at it
here is a part of it:
print command = lpr -P %p -o raw %s -r
load printers = yes
printing = cups
comment = All Printers
browseable = no
path = /tmp
printable = yes
public = no
writable = no
create mode = 0700
I am NOT a 'guru" on this subject, but I do have it working here. In
addition to what Antoine sent, I found that having a "generic"
postscript printer driver on the Windows machine(s) made it work for me.
I tried all sorts of config on the Windows side, and the Postscript
driver was the key to get it going. I would verify the following steps:
1. Make sure CUPS is set up to work over the network, i.e. hook another
Linux computer up and fiddle with the config until you can print from a
remote CUPS client. The default CUPS install is not set up for network
printing. Dunno if this is absolutely necessary, but it is one of the
things I did & had working before I messed with Samba.
2. Make the smb.conf changes Antoine suggested above. This is
essentially the same as mine, except I added a line "printcap name =
3. I have the cupsys-bsd package installed here
4. Install a postscript driver on the Windows machine. You can get a
"generic" driver (what I used) from Adobe at: >
under "Printer Drivers". You might be able to just install an existing
Postscript Driver for your printer from the Windows disk.