[TriLUG] Samba Question
jim at neuse.net
Wed Jan 14 21:58:45 EST 2004
All winders boxes need drivers. Only the source varies. To test a driver
problem, get the printer working when connected directly to the computer
instead of going through a server queue.
Having samba dish out the driver is news to me. Winders doesn't have a
problem with it.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
Of Rob Lockhart
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:58 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Samba Question
I think that what Mark is saying is that you shouldn't need any drivers
installed for Windows, if it is a network printer. I have done this
before (work network printers), and through windows, you tell it to add
the network printer, and it gets the drivers from the print server (it
appears to, anyway). When I get back to work, I'll confirm it with the
network admins (presuming they're using Samba as a print server and not
Windows NT/2k as the server).
(apologies for the top-post)
Jim Ray wrote:
>Try downloading the latest driver off the web. Piecing together
>drivers and inf sounds more like a winders problem.
>Sometimes, manufacturers like HP will have stripped-down "corporate"
>drivers that work best and other drivers for "home" users that have a
>bunch of fudge packed in 'em. I wouldn't fool with the latter...
>From: Mark Fowle [mailto:mark at thefowles.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:15 PM
>To: jim at neuse.net; Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
>Subject: RE: [TriLUG] Samba Question
>I'm using a Lexmark E323 -- I've been trying to piece together all the
>drivers it wants from looking in the inf file, but I'm still missing
>On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 15:00, Jim Ray wrote:
>>I use hp jetdirect and have no prob printing from winblows xp w/
>>standard ip port or linux w/ CUPS.
>>From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
>>Behalf Of Mark Fowle
>>Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 3:05 PM
>>Subject: [TriLUG] Samba Question
>>I am using samba 2.2.8 - I am setting up network printers and would
>>like to share them out through samba so that the end user (using
>>Windows 2000 and
>>XP) can just double click on the printer share and it installs
>>auto-magically. Reading through the samba docs I was able to find info on
>>the MSPRINT files, but that only works for Windows 9x -- What do I need
>mark at thefowles.com
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