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dear all I tried to use samba to connect my linux server. I use winXP as my client. I can share my file for the windows but while tried to ...
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    printer driver not available on samba


    dear all

    I tried to use samba to connect my linux server. I use winXP as my client. I can share my file for the windows but while tried to add printer, my windows ask driver. and after that it said there is no driver on your server. Any one know how to solve that ?

    my smb.conf :
    # Global Parameters

    workgroup = WORKGROUP
    netbios name = Samba
    encrypt passwords = yes

    [homes]
    read only = no
    browseable = no

    [music]
    path = /data/mp3
    browseable = yes
    write list = mw, Jackie

    [everyone]
    path = /data/everyone
    read only = no
    browseable = yes

    [apps]
    path = /data/apps
    browseable = yes
    valid users = @admins, root
    write list = @admins, root

    # if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
    # than setting them up individually then you'll need this
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    load printers = yes
    #NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to
    # specifically define each individual printer
    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    browseable = no
    # Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
    guest ok = yes
    writable = no
    printable = yes

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    I can't help you this way, but I was able to get my XP machine to work perfectly with an HP printer attached to a Fedora box using Samba configured with Webmin. It's a really helpful utility for configuring Linux print servers and a lot of other things too.
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    hi dan

    i solved that problem, still using that configuration. I just use the driver printer that list available from windows. However, quite supprise because i use different type of printer on windows to access printer on linux.

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    Glad to hear you got it sorted.
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