Re: cups - samba - frustration! - LIKE SOLVED
Angela Gavazzi wrote:
the last 2 hours I set up a new (about the 10th) pure! sarge (doing all
testing in vmware),
installed all the necessary stuff, joined to domain, installed a printer test
under cups and tested it.
then I went on a w2k client, connect to the printers share, uploaded the
windows driver to the samba machine. (This was not possible with an xp-pro
client, don't know why)
tThen from another machine I could connect to the printer and print.
so I think I will have to use this way instead of cupsaddsmb, which is a great
tool and very confortable! I used it the last 2 years on my old samba:
you don't need to install every printer locally on windows before and need
only! a ppd, from linuxprinting or from vendor.
As we will use pykota for accounting, because I cannot way longer for a
running version of the cups driver, I don't need the cupsdriver for
accounting anymore, also if it has the advantage that the users can define
billing per print job.
Well I'm glad you got it working; I knew there must be a much cleverer
way of setting up multiple clients but never had the time or real
necessity to try. It would make good material for a HOWTO :)