On my small home network, I set up print sharing using the "K-menu >
System Settings > Printing" app (in KDE). I install my Lexmark Z51 with
the Z51 driver for use on my Linux workstation, but as a "raw printer
queue" for sharing with the Windows boxen.
Although I do have Samba installed and working for file/dir shares, I
don't really have any idea what underlying program (samba, cups, etc.)
the "Printing" app. configures, but it works for me, so I thought I'd
David Miller wrote:
I recently "upgraded" from RedHat 9 to Fedora.
I have always used lprng. I was very disapointed to find that it was
I have tried to share the printers that I have on my linux box. I
have 4 windows machines that use my printers. I have an Hp dj600 and
an Epson C80 on the linux box.
I have never had any problems shareing them with lprng and samba.
After installing Fedora I learned that I had to use CUPS. I could
make my printers work on the linux machine but the windows machines
could not print. They would show up in windows explorier but not in
the list when you would add a network printer. Nothing I tried seamed
to work until I ran across a posting via a web search that indicated a
problem in samba 3.0 and it worked with an earlier version of samba. I
uninstalled samba and downloaded the samba rpms for
samba-2.2.7-5.8.0. I think the samba files used in RedHat 8.0.
Now my HP works fine.
On the windows machines, when you say add printer and select network
and browse you see both printers and installs for both seam to work.
The Epson still won't print.
In printer configuration both printers are shared. Both work on the
Samba Config is as follows:
workgroup = HOME
server string = Samba Server
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
security = user
encrypt passwords = no
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
remote browse sync = 192.168.0.1/25
os level = 33
preferred master = yes
wins support = yes
dns proxy = no
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
guest ok = no
writable = no
printable = yes
use client driver = yes
path = /var/data/win95
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
printable = no
write list = david, cheryl, laniece, cathy, mark
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
mime.convs has the following line uncommented:
application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0 -
mime.types has the following line uncommented:
cups error log still indicates the following when I try to print to
E [02/Feb/2004:12:13:22 -0600] print_job: Unsupported format
I [02/Feb/2004:12:13:22 -0600] Hint: Do you have the raw file printing
No errors printing to the HP.
There is no entry that shows up in the print queue.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
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