CUPS windows driver doesnt work

anonymous yliu0131 at
Thu Jan 27 11:21:47 PST 2005


Thanks for the hint.

I moved to a machine with CUPS 1.1.21 rc1, cupsaddsmb works perfectly.


"Helge Blischke" <h.blischke at> wrote in message 
news:19962-cups.general at
> anonymous wrote:
>> I have CUPS 1.1.23 on Suse 9.1. I want to config CUPS for driver download
>> and share the printer to windows XP client.
>> cupsaddsmb is successful, when I check /etc/samba/drivers, it lists the
>> following files.
>> cupsdrvr.dll, cups.hlp, cupsui.dll and the ppd for my printer
>> From Windows XP client, driver install also successful. (verified from
>> log.smbd, those four files are copied)
>> Did a search in winXP, those four files are found in
>> C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\2.
>> There's also a file called cups.GID in that directory.
>> Everything looks fine but when I tries to print, select the printer on
>> linux, the print button is greyed out.
>> When I tried to select printer properties, it says no printer driver, it
>> will start add printer wizard.
>> Any tips?
>> Thanks
> Somehow the recent cupsaddsmb seems to have a subtle bug. Especially, it
> does not
> install the files cupsdrvr.dll, cups.hlp, cupsui.dll, as these are the
> "old"
> (kernel mode) NT4 components, and cupsaddsmb tries to install the new,
> not yet released
> components or, as a fallback, the original microsoft ones.
> I'd suggest to emulate cupsaddsmb "by hand", step by step, as described
> in the samba howto,
> chapter 19.
> Or, if you could afford to wait until Monday/Tuesday next week, you
> could get a Perl script
> needs Perl 5.8 because of line end handling) that combines these steps.
> Drop me an e-mail if you are interested.
> Helge
> -- 
> Helge Blischke
> Softwareentwicklung
> SRZ Berlin | Firmengruppe besscom
> tel: +49 30 75301-360
> h.blischke at 

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