Printing via Samba on SCO 3.0 ODT Enterprise
Posted on 1997-07-27
Hi out there!
I have Samba 1.9.04 running on SCO 3.0 ODT Enterprise Server. The
binaries installed without a problem. I can access the file and print
services which I configured in smb.conf from my two boxes running
NT Workstation 3.51. It prints just perfectly from the NT boxes.
I can also use the same file services from my Win 95 boxes
and I can also configure a network printer on the Win 95 boxes using
the Win 95 Printer Setup Assistant. At least the Printer Setup Assistant
does not object to the HP Laser Printer which I specify during the setup
process giving the UNC name.
But: the very moment when I actually try to print to the HP Laser
Printer 4 Plus from one of my Win 95 boxes I get an error message which
Print Job aborted with unknown system error!
On the other hand if I configure Win95 to print to a file and if I then copy that file to LPT1: (which is connected to \\server\hplaser) using the command "copy fileName LPT1: /b" the file is sent via Samba to the printer and it's a perfect print out!
I reckon it's a problem with Win95!
Any hints or suggestions are welcome!
Maybe some newer Samba binaries for SCO 3.0 ODT Enterprise Server,
possibly Samba Version 1.9.15 or higher will do the trick?!