Hi, I am having the same problem,
I get the Printer drivers to install on the Linux machine so that NT can see
them, But when I restart the Linux machine it loses all the setting and NT
cannot see them any more.
If anyone has see this problem and has resolved it, Please Help
Quote:> Per the updated PRINTER_DRIVER2.txt instructions, I have met the
> following conditions for my shared printer:
> - added a share called [print$] with subdirectories W32X86 and WIN40
> - ensured that root (as well as my day-to-day logon) are in the
> ntadmin group, and told smb.conf that ntadmin has write permissions to
> the [print$] share.
> - logged on (from the NT workstation) as root to ensure that I am
> using uid 0 to access/modify the ntdrivers.tdb file
> - set file permissions to the print$ directory (/pub/drivers) to 777
> (not necessary per the docs, but I'm getting desperate).
> When I log on as root and browse the printers folder, I can pull up
> the shared printer and it defaults to NO DRIVER AVAILABLE. I then
> choose to change drivers, select the directory containing the drivers
> for that printer, and they copy into /pub/drivers/W32X86 correctly.
> But just before the process completes, NT says:
> Unable to change to the specified driver. Original settings will be
> log.mymachinename says:
> move_driver_to_download_area: unable to rename [W32X86/PCL5E6L.dll] to
> There is a /2 subdirectory under W32X86, and it too has full
> read/write permissions for root (and others). W32X86 does
> get populated with driver files from the source directory.
> Has anyone successfully been able to create printer drivers for a
> Samba shared printer under 2.2.0? Can you see anything I'm obviously
> doing wrong here, or do you need more information? Does anyone
> recognize that error message? Help!
> So far a workaround is to add the printer locally in NT as LPT1, then
> NET USE LPT1 \\Myserver\HP6 (the printer share name). But it means
> I have no queue control from the NT workstation... and I hate using
> a kludge when there's supposed to be a "right" solution!
> Any advice, pointers to documentation that I haven't read, or general
> ridicule will be cheerfully accepted here or via email.
> Peter B. Steiger
> Cheyenne, WY
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