RE: samba printing
Hi Folk :)
I have an epson c82 and it took me ages to get it to work with CUPS and
samba. First, samba.
Here's (a snippet of) my smb.conf, maybe something will help you there.
admin users = root
printer admin = stephane
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
printing = cups
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
create mask = 0700
printable = Yes
browseable = No
public = Yes
guest ok = Yes
writable = No
comment = Printers Drivers
path = /etc/samba/drivers
browseable = yes
guest ok = no
read only = yes
write list = root
This allows clients to automatically download the drivers when mapping the
printer. Also, when configuring CUPS, I would strictly follow their website
(www.cups.org). This is how my printers.conf looks like:
DeviceURI usb://EPSON/Stylus%20C82 <-- note the usb:// here
JobSheets none none
I am assuming you're using the USB version of the printer. If it's
parallele, usb:// will look different.
I think you'll need to use smbpasswd to create an account for the printer.
Also, according to your workgroup/domain settings, you'll need to add the
printer using the admin account (root in my case), otherwise you'll get
Again, the CUPS website got me started... If you want the clients to
automatically download the printer's drivers, you have to put a few PPDs and
other files in /usr/share/cups/model, but that's another discussion.
Hope this helps.
From: Alessandro Speranza [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 5:20 AM
Subject: samba printing
I know this is not exactly a laptop problem, but since I'm having it with
my laptop I ask it to you.
I've got (damn it!) an Epson printer connected to a Windows XP box. The
printer is shared with the other computers of the workgroup. One of these
computers is mine, which dual boots (with same IP) on linux and windows.
I've got samba (smbd and nmbd) running and if I do
I get the smb prompt and can put stuff and get it printed. However, when I
try to configure cups, after I finish I get the following message from the
Printer State: processing, accepting jobs.
"Unable to connect to SAMBA host, will retry in 60 seconds...ERROR: SMB
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED"
Device URI: smb://MATEMATICA11/EPSON82
Furthermore, from the samba log file for the print server I get messages
[2003/10/01 11:53:36, 0] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_open_connection(201)
LDAPS option set...!
[2003/10/01 11:53:36, 0] passdb/secrets.c:fetch_ldap_pw(264)
fetch_ldap_pw: no ldap secret retrieved!
[2003/10/01 11:53:36, 0] passdb/pdb_ldap.c:ldap_connect_system(308)
ldap_connect_system: Failed to retrieve password for from secrets.tdb
Does anybody have any idea what's going on?
By the way, I installed the "unix print service" or something like that on
the windows machine.
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