Samba printing from win95

Posted on 1999-12-05
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I am unable to print to a samba print share on a redhat machine. I am able to print to the printer under linux and the print share "lp" shows up in the network neighborhood. When I attempt to print I get the following error in win95

There was an error writing to \\SERVER\lp for printer {IBM 4019 LaserPrinter]
There was a problem printing to the printer due to an unknown system error...

Question by:lewisg
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sumawuscha earned 200 total points
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What happens when you double click  the printer icon in the
network neighbourhood? Did you install the correct printer
driver on your windows box?

Have a look in your /etc/printcap file. ' lp' must refer to the
auto or to the raw  filter.

Otherwise set up the printer share manually setting the following
lines in smb.conf:

printing = bsd
load printers = no

comment = IBM 4019 LaserPrinter
path = /var/spool/lpd/lpX
browseable = no
guest ok = no
writable = no
printable = yes
print command = lpr -r -P lpX %s

set 'lpX' to the the raw printer name (see /etc/printcap)


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