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FGHC
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:04 am    Post subject: Sharing printer in LAN with Cups + Samba Reply with quote

Hi, i want to make my printer available on the network, but it just doesn't work. The printer works with the SMS PC but i can't print from any Windows Station.

When i try to connect to the printer in a Windows machine it asks me to install the drivers. If thats the only problem, how can i make the Windows computers download it automatically from SMS?
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest you to install printer driver manually, but in the case of many windows machines, download windows drivers from
http://cups.org/windows/software.php
untar them with
tar xvjf cups-windows-6.0-source.tar.bz2
cd cups-windows-6.0
make install

Add to your /etc/samba/smb.conf
Code:
[print$]
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /usr/share/cups/drivers
browseable = yes
read only = yes

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
read only = yes

Run the command

cupsaddsmb -H localhost -a

Restart the services.
/etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart

You should now be able to connect and get the drivers from samba.

gerasimos_h

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vadim
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good day!

Could you kindly give some kind of instraction regarding how to add Windows driver to Samba?

We use printer Kyosera 4000dn and there is no driver for it at library CUPS.

Thank you
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baboo
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

follow the instructions above.
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vadim
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This model not in cups-windows-6.0-source.tar.bz2
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gerasimos_h
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the dn statement the FS-4000dn should be a network printer, so don't need necessarily to add it to cups, If you do though, to save you time you can download the ppds from
http://www.kyoceramita.co.uk/index/products/download_centre.false.driver.FS4000DN._.EN.html
and install it on CUPS.
Download drivers from windows machines and add them to your samba shared directory with cups windows drivers.

gerasimos_h

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